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The Johnson County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating two convenience store burglaries that happened overnight.
According to the sheriff's office, deputies responded to an alarm around 4:20 a.m. at the Marathon gas station located at 378 Western Blvd. in Greenwood. When the deputy arrived, he found the front door glass had been broken out. The manager arrived prior to the deputy's arrival and was reviewing store video.
Officials say the video showed a person walking outside the store and then approaches the front door. The person faces away from the glass door and appears to swing something towards the door shattering the glass.
The person entered the store and went straight to the cash register. It appears the person is a light skin black male or dark skinned white/Latino male. Officials say the man grabs the cash register and then goes to the office area. There are no cameras inside the office.
The manager told the deputy that there was an open drawer inside the office, but nothing appeared to be missing from inside the office area. The total time the man was in the office was less than one minute. The manager said $400 in cash and change was in the drawer. He could not say if anything else was missing.
The second burglary happened about a mile away at Circle K located at 1229 North Bluff Road.
The sheriff's office says they got a call around 4:30 a.m. from a man delivering newspapers at the Shell station next door when he noticed a man walking towards a vehicle parked in the alley on the north side of the station. The man said he then noticed the glass on the front door to the station was smashed and drove away to call police.
When the deputy arrived, he noticed the glass on the front door was smashed. When he went inside, the deputy noticed items on the floor behind the counter, the door to the office behind the counter appeared to have been kicked in and filing cabinet drawers were open.
Among the items allegedly stolen was a cash register and rolls of change. The deputy says some loose change and paper change rolls were found laying on the ground on the north side of the station.
The station's owner arrived and said the sidewalks were power washed last night and the blood that was found in the store and on the sidewalk was not there last night.
The store's video surveillance system showed a tall, unknown race male suspect entering and exiting the building carrying items. Officials say other area businesses have not been checked for possible video as they were closed at the time. The suspect appears to match the suspect in the Marathon burglary that happened near the same time.
Last Updated: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 10:07:58 AM
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