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Thieves cause thousands of dollars of damage at gas station

By: Melissa Etezadi Email
By: Melissa Etezadi Email

Thieves caused thousands of dollars of damage after they attempted to pry open a cash register, safe and ATM, at a gas station in Madison County.

The break-in happened around 3:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Redi-Mart off Lexington Road in Richmond.

Police say two suspects seen in the surveillance video got into the gas station by busting in the side door.

"They disabled a part of the alarm on the outside cut the wiring and took the speaker box from the outside," explains Richmond Police Major Bob Mott.

The thieves used crow bars to try and pry open the cash register, safe and ATM. "The damage to the store and the safe and the ATM was about $15,000 worth."

Police say they would have probably gotten away with more if it weren't for an observant passerby. "Somebody pulled up front and actually noticed them inside and made the call and that's when we arrived."

Police are still investigating this case.

They say if you have any information you're asked to call Richmond Police.


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