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Business owner near Monument hit twice in one week by thieves

Sinclair gas station near Monument hit twice by thieves. Call 719-520-6666 and reference case # 21-14784 if you recognize either person.
Published: Dec. 8, 2021 at 8:48 PM MST|Updated: Dec. 9, 2021 at 5:30 AM MST
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EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - A Colorado small business owner has to deal with damage done and stolen merchandise after her store was hit twice in less than a week by two different criminals.

Both break-ins were caught on surveillance camera at the Sinclair gas station located at 1949 Woodmoor Drive. The business is just to the east of I-25 off Highway 105.

The first crime happened on Dec. 2 at 1:18 in the morning. The business owner tells 11 News the thief did damage to the door before they punched out a window. She added the suspect was not wearing gloves, which means the person may have marks on their hands. The business owner also believes the criminal may have a tattoo on their hand. On Dec. 2, more than $7,500 worth of merchandise was stolen. The cost to repair the damage done was about $1,400.

After the business owner spent five hours cleaning up the broken glass, she’s still finding small shards in her store.

The second break-in happened on Dec. 7. The thief tried to break the boarded window before grabbing a giant rock to break the door. The second thief did about $300 worth of damage to merchandise. Once again, the repairs were costly.

If you have any information on either crime, you’re asked to call the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office at 719-520-6666 and reference either of these case numbers:

21-14784

21-15060

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