By now we all know the story: After multiple burglaries the owner of the AOK Tire Mart posted a message on a sign in front of the store offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Photos of the sign were tweeted and posted on Facebook and went viral (the story published by The Apopka Voice reached nearly 22,000 people on Facebook).
Last week the sign changed. The owner is now thanking the Apopka Police Department. As The Apopka Voice reported on April 7th; an arrest had been made.
But what about the $1,000 Reward?
The store manager, Tyler Hall, confirmed that the $1,000 reward had been paid to someone who came forward, but wishes to stay anonymous.
“The tip was important, but the real credit for solving the crimes goes to Apopka Police Detective Graber,” said Hall. “He went above and beyond on this one.”
Hall estimated that the store had suffered about $20,000 in damage due to multiple burglaries over the past few months.