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UPDATE: Reward offered in break in at Martin County business

By: Hillary Thornton Email
By: Hillary Thornton Email
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MARTIN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - UPDATE 12/5/13
We have an update to last week's break in at a Martin County business. The owner is now offering a reward for information leading to the arrests of two men seen in surveillance video.

Last Monday two men broke into Horn's BP on Milo Road stealing 40 cartons of Marlboros...valued around $1,600.

Everett Horn says, "We think we pretty much know who did it now, and so does the sheriff's office, now its just a matter of getting them and proving it."

That is why Horn is now offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of the two men responsible.

"A lot of people have been talking so I eventually think they will be caught," says Horn.

Hoping the reward will cause someone to step forward with the needed information.

Horn says, "I hope it gets the people in prison where they out to be."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Martin County Sheriff's Office at (606) 298-2828.
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The Martin County Sheriff's Office is looking for two men they say broke into Horn's BP early Monday morning, stealing more than $1,000 worth of cigarettes.

Store owners are making repairs at the convenience store after they say the men used a large rock to shatter the front door.

Everett Horn says, "My security company called and they said the door glass had been broken, of course by the time I got up here they were gone, but of course we got everything on our camera system."

Horn says he becomes more and more frustrated watching the entire crime play back on video.

Martin County Sheriff Garmon Preece says, "Around 3 o'clock this morning, two men came into the store through the front door, they busted the glass out, took cigarettes...they weren't in the store very long."

Only in the store for about three minutes, but long enough to fill up several large bags, cleaning out one particular section....store owners say is valued at more than $1,000.

"They got away with about 40-50 cartons....Marlboro mostly," says Horn.

Officials say thanks to the high quality security system installed just two weeks ago, they have a better chance of catching the thieves.

Sheriff Preece says, "Video is the best thing to have, video is great. If we can recognize the people on video...we've got a pretty good case."

Officials are looking at the video hoping to identify the two men responsible.

If you think you know who the two men in the video are or have any information, you are asked to contact the Martin County Sheriff's Office at 606-298-2828.


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