MILWAUKEE -- A store owner at the Shops of Grand Avenue is fed up after his store was burglarized twice in just nine months. It's not for a lack of surveillance inside the store. He claims it's a lack of punishment that keeps the thieves out on the streets.
It was business as usual for most of the folks inside the Shops of Grand Avenue Thursday, June 2nd -- except for the owners of J Bee's.
"It's very upsetting for me because we do work hard here," said Quisim Ajani, store owner.
Surveillance video shows four people walking up to the storefront and smashing through the door just before 1:00 a.m. Thursday morning.
"They bring their own hammer and everything so they can break it easily," said Ajani.
The burglars were captured from five different camera angles as they grabbed everything they could.
Moving over to what the owner calls his "showcase," with his most expensive items -- they smashed that and grabbed another bag full of clothes.
"All high-end stuff. My pants and Robin jeans are like, $600-700 pants," said Ajani.
In just under 30 seconds, they were able to get away with nearly $10,000 worth of merchandise.
"Somebody come and just take $10,000-$20,000 in just one minute. It's going to be very upsetting to me," said Ajani.
This isn't the first time the store has been burglarized. In September 2015, thieves took $40,000 worth of clothes.
"That guy got arrested and just got one year probation, so it's nothing. They do it again and again, same thing," said Ajani.
Ajani is asking for change before more businesses pack up and leave.
"So we can stay here for business. Every business is gone from here. I just want to make it like peace, so we can do our work. We do hard work so we don't want somebody to come and mess up," Ajani said.
Milwaukee police are seeking four suspects involved in this incident and no arrests have been made. They are also working to determine if the suspects in this incident are involved in any prior incidents at the J Bee's.