On Thursday, an alarm company contacted the Clay County Justice Center about a motion detector alerting them to movement inside the store's office area at approximately 1:43 a.m.
Officers from the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Clay City Police Dept., Jasonville Police Dept. and the Knox County Sheriff's Dept. responded to the call.
"We were very fortunate that these agencies were working along I-70 at the time of the call," Det. Sgt. Jeff Maynard said.
Once they arrived at the scene, officers discovered a hole in the back wall that was used to gain entry into the building. A Knox County K-9 unit released their dog into the building to secure the scene before officers entered to retrieve the surveillance footage from the store camera.
No details were released by authorities as to what was taken during the burglary due to the pending investigation.
Maynard said time is of the essence because a very specific detail about the suspect was provided by the footage taken during the burglary.
"The security footage shows the male suspect is wearing some type of cast on his right wrist," Maynard said. "We don't know how long the suspect will remain in the cast. So the sooner we get this information out to the public, the better for our investigation."
Although the suspect tried to conceal their identity during the burglary, authorities are looking for a male, possibly 5-foot-6-inches to 6 feet tall, last seen wearing blue jeans, T-shirt and a ball cap. Further details about the suspect's appearance are sketchy, but Maynard confirmed the surveillance footage was going to be computer enhanced as part of the investigation.
"If anyone has any information about this case, we would appreciate it if they contacted us," Maynard said. "Any information provided to us can be given anonymously and will be kept confidential."
To provide information about this case or any other, contact the Clay County Sheriff's Dept. at 446-2535.