Police: $30,000 in cigarettes stolen by thieves with same MO

Police: $30,000 in cigarettes stolen by thieves with same MO

Police: $30,000 in cigarettes stolen by thieves with same MO

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by Eric Gonzales / KENS 5

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Posted on January 4, 2013 at 12:48 AM

SAN ANTONIO -- After hitting nearly a dozen stores in small towns across southeast Texas two robbers have collected about $45,000 in loot. Now police around Guadalupe County are on the lookout for the suspects who don't seem to do much to disguise their MO.  

Seguin police say they have hit 11 convenience stores in several small towns like Seguin, Marion, New Braunfels, Lulling, Lockhart, and Schertz.

Seguin police know it’s the same guys. Most of the stores have video evidence. And authorities claim the thieves usually break-in the same way and do the same thing. 

Seguin Detective Jaime Diaz said, “We believe it’s the same individuals because of the MO that they use: They’re in and out within two or three minutes. They’re wearing sometimes almost the same clothes, same type of mask, same type of caps that they’re wearing.”

The thieves even use the same blue bag and hit about two or three stores a night at around 3:00 a.m., investigators claim.

They allegedly hit three stores Wednesday in Sequin, Lockhart and Lulling, making off with $400 in cash and $5,000-worth of cigarettes -- probably to resell at flea markets. 

“They’re getting away with a lot of cartons of cigarettes. That’s one of the most expensive things they’re getting away with is the cigarettes," Diaz said. "We’re hoping they’re selling out there somewhere and somebody sees them."

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