NORFOLK - A man is caught on tape smashing the glass to rob businesses in a small strip mall in Norfolk.

The Let's Go! Pet Care and O Jardim Brazilian Cafe, at 110 La Valette Ave. off Granby Street, were robbed late Tuesday night.

The man, wearing a dark blue hoodie with the letters ODU on the front, had scoped out the businesses earlier in the evening. He then returned around midnight, threw a heavy object, possibly a concrete block, into the glass door, eventually getting inside. He went over the counter to get cash from the register.

As he left, he apparently forgot which door he'd smashed and ran head first into the plate glass.

He made his escape.

'We don't generate the amount of money someone needs to break into a business, but then again it's Chrismastime, and people come out and do crazy stuff,' said David Wilber with Eggleston Services, which owns the building.

Eggleston Services works with people with disabilities.

A compilation of surveillance video clips is posted on YouTube.

If you have any information that can help solve the robbery, call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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