Archive for Tuesday, December 14, 1999

S OFFICE INVESTIGATING CONVENIENCE STORE BURGLARY

December 14, 1999

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Douglas County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the burglary of a convenience store in which the suspects backed their pickup truck into the glass doors of the business to gain entrance.

Sheriff's officers reported that at 1:57 a.m. Sunday, two men backed their pickup into the Total convenience store at Baldwin Junction, at the intersection of U.S. Highways 56 and 59.

A witness who lives nearby reported he saw the pickup back into the business' doors, breaking the glass.

One man then ran into the store and began loading the pickup with various items. Another man remained in the pickup, described as an older-model Chevy or Ford, possibly red, the sheriff's office said.

The men then left the area, initially east on U.S. 56, but then turned around and headed west on U.S. 56, the sheriff's office said.

Damage to the business was estimated at $1,500.

Items stolen -- including 800 packs of cigarettes and nine 12-packs of soda -- were valued at $2,700.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Douglas County at 843-TIPS (8477).

-- Michael Dekker's phone message number is 832-7187. His e-mail address is mdekker@ljworld.com.

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