Anatomy of convenience store burglary (With Video)

Two burglars hit the Fast Lane store at 3000 Sylvester Road early Sunday after one of them threw a brick into a glass side panel and took cigarette cartons.

Two burglars hit the Fast Lane store at 3000 Sylvester Road early Sunday after one of them threw a brick into a glass side panel and took cigarette cartons.

ALBANY, Ga. — One burglar threw a brick against a glass side panel at a convenience store, while the other waited.

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The Plexiglas bottom panel held against the concrete brick. No matter. The burglar smashed the brick through the plain glass upper panel, allowing the duo to leap into the store about 1:55 a.m. Sunday.

The Fast Lane store at 3000 Sylvester Road was hit at least two times in the last two months, said Dougherty County Police Department Sgt. Chad Kirkpatrick.

“They spent 24 seconds in the store,” Kirkpatrick said. “They stole several cartons of Newport cigarettes. Nothing else.”

Watching the surveillance video, Kirkpatrick said it was easy to spot one burglar dressed in a light-color jacket with a burgundy hood enter the scene from the upper right coroner of the screen.

The burglar meets his brick-throwing partner in front of the glass front door and panel. Once the brick hits the panel, the burglar in the red hoodie and black Adidas athletic shorts leaps head first through the hole.

The other burglar, wearing a tan backpack, jumps onto the panel and through the hole. The red-hoodie burglar leaves by lying across the panel brace on his back and falls into the shards of broken glass on the outside.

The second burglar hurdles out and runs away. Red-hoodie picks up dropped cigarette cartons into his arms and takes off. At the end of the video, at the far end of the parking lot, he drops cartons and starts picking them up.

“The guy in the red hoodie had something like a turtle neck pulled up over half his face, with a black skullcap, white sox and white basketball sneakers,” Kirkpatrick said. “The other one you can see his whole face. He had a blue ball cap with a red bill on it.”

Convenience store burglaries have no real pattern, Kirkpatrick said. It can be a couple months and no convenience store burglaries, then several. Judging from incident reports, the Albany Police Department also has its share of convenience store burglaries among the more than 1,400 burglaries it reported last year.

Anyone with additional information should call investigations at (229) 430-6600 or Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS (8477). The Spanish language APD-COP Tip Line is (229) 434-2677.

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Sister_Ruby 2 years, 9 months ago

Clearly a couple of local FIRETRUCKING geniuses. The punk in the RED HOODIE just gets smarter every time he fall on his head, I'm sure.


Albanite 2 years, 9 months ago

Wonder why a hoodie will get a little brother shot in a white neighborhood? Then watch the video again.


Barny_Gumble 2 years, 9 months ago

Blood dna. They need to wear gloves next time to protect against cuts. Wear long pants to shield nicks on the legs. Wear the backpack on the front side of the body, this will help with loading it quicker. Also stockings are still the best to cover the face because of its breathability and cheapness.


Sister_Ruby 2 years, 9 months ago

Mamma she say she need some more Newports....................right now!


dickyboy 2 years, 9 months ago

You got it... even Jimmies hot dogs sell Newports 50¢ a Cig...


RedEric 2 years, 9 months ago

This is another one of stories they won't believe up north.


ittybittyme 2 years, 9 months ago

It's not rocket science, put bars on all the windows and doors, better locks and start sleeping in the back with a shotgun....and use it if someone feels froggy and wants to knock a whole in the wall,etc...


Sister_Ruby 2 years, 9 months ago

Don't you mean "rocket surgery"?


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