Springs Liquor Store Robbed

By: Katherine Cook Email
By: Katherine Cook Email

For the second time in 7 months, a Springs liquor store is violently robbed and it's all caught on camera. It happened on North El Paso Street. The owner says he thinks the robbers cased the store before they attacked. Afterwords they even pulled out the phones cords so the clerk on duty had to run home to call police. It happened just after 9:00 PM Thursday night. According to police, 4 men barged into the liquor store, their faces covered, guns in clear view. Surveillance video shows one man boldly jumping behind the counter and pointing his gun at the clerk.
"He made the clerk get down," said store owner Tom Jackson. "They ransacked the cash register and basically tore this store to bits."
The robbers stole a "Dan Wesson" .357 Revolver from behind the counter and a big wad of cash.
"They got away with about as much money as they could have made with one day of labor," said Jackson.
In April, Jackson says a man entered the liquor store, fired a gun and barely missed the clerk before leaving empty handed. He says he doesn't think that man was part of the latest group of robbers, except for a few things in common.
"These people seem vicious and dangerous and diseased."
And Jackson hopes someone will recognize them before they strike again. The clerk says the men were black, between 18 and 21 years old and wore hooded sweatshirts and masks.

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