Raleigh police take down suspected burglar caught in the act

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Police - with guns drawn - arrest a suspected burglar. (WTVD)

Surveillance video captured a suspected burglar trying to break into an ATM machine early Wednesday morning.

It happened just before 3 a.m. at Raleigh Metal Recycling on Garner Road.

The suspect triggered the security alarm, and was quickly apprehended by Raleigh police officers.

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"They realized there was someone inside and they were able to get the person to lay down," said Greg Brown, owner of recycling business. "There was no serious altercation, and they got their man."

It is the same business where, in 2014, surveillance video showed two armed men who forced their way inside the business and robbed Brown.

They stole his wallet and cellphone after putting a gun in his face.

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"For whatever reason, they didn't get caught," Brown said. "There is still a $5,000 reward out there for information that leads to the conviction of the parties."

This time, the footage shows the suspect and the arrest a short time after the break-in.

Brown said he considers that - and the footage showing how he was roughed up two years ago - a message for other business owners who exchange money for goods:

"We pay cash for it through ATMs that are very secure, and a safe," he said. "And you need dynamite to get at them!"

He said he figures would be thieves seeing the footage should get a clear message, too.

"That we have a very secure system, and you can't get money from here unless you're a customer bringing us recycling material," Brown said.

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