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Deputies: Burglars ignore cash; opt for jerky, soda

By Mike Anderson | Posted - Nov 18th, 2013 @ 8:40pm

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OGDEN — A Weber County store has suffered two smash-and-grab burglaries in the past week, and deputies are trying to track down the two people responsible.

The damage from the burglaries cost the owner of Sinclair Country Corner in Warren more than the actual items stolen, deputies said. The odd thing about the thefts is that the men never go for cash — instead loading up on snacks and soda.

Surveillance cameras caught two men pulling up in a light-colored SUV just before 5 a.m. on Nov. 11. The scene quickly turned violent.

"Got out, removed a pick axe from the vehicle and smashed the front door of the business," said Weber County sheriff's Lt. Mark Lowther.

As the two made their way inside the store, they seemed to pay no attention to the ATM or cash register.

"They grab snacks, jerky, hostess products like that and then they immediately run back out and flee in a vehicle," Lowther said.

Apparently the men didn't get their fix the first time, because they returned to the same store Monday just before 4 a.m. — this time in a dark-colored pickup truck.

Anyone with information about the robberies at the Sinclair Country Corner in Warren is asked to call the Weber County Sheriff's Office at 801-629-8221

"They're almost dressed identically both times," Lowther said. "One is a heavier individual, the other one is more slender."

Both men wore the same masks they used in the first burglary and used the same kind of pick to break the window, Lowther said.

The men got away with around $200 worth of beef jerky, along with more snacks and soda. Repairing the door twice will cost well over that, according to the store owner.

Deputies aren't aware of any similar burglaries in the area — it appeared the men targeted only the one store.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Weber County Sheriff's Office.


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