Authorities say they believe the individuals responsible for breaking into the Clark Pump and Shop in Scott County are linked to other burglaries in the area.
"Their MO's are the same," explains Georgetown Police Department
Lt. Robert Swanigan, "busted glass, go straight in, grab cigarettes or any tobacco product and split. We believe the burglars responsible for this break-in are also responsible for ones in Clark, Estill, Powell and Montgomery counties."
Detective Mark Collier, with the Montgomery County Sheriffs Office, says the get away cars are similar in almost all the instances as well. "They're driving either a green or tan SUV," explains Collier, "but the one thing that stands out about the vehicle is that there is significant damage to the front and passenger side."
The owner of the Pump and Shop gas station, Debra Sturgill, says the burglars got away with more than $2,000 in merchandise. "They stole more than $2,000 in cigarettes and a ton in other merchandise. This is not something that is easy to pick up and move forward from. I hope whoever is responsible for this is caught."
At this time police say they are looking for at least three people.
They believe all the individuals involved are male.