Lorena: Police Release Surveillance Photos Of Supermarket Burglars

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email

LORENA (October 25, 2012)--Lorena police released surveillance photographs Thursday of two men they believe broke into a local supermarket early Tuesday morning.

Lorena police Chief Tom Dickson said investigators hope someone will recognize one or both of the men.

Anyone with information about the men is asked to call Lorena police at (254) 857-9614.

Police were sent just before 1 a.m. Tuesday to the Brookshire Brothers grocery store, just off Interstate 35 in Lorena where a building alarm had been activated.

The front door of the building was open when police arrived and as an officer made his way into the store, two men ran out.

The officer ordered the men to stop and one of them came toward the officer armed with a crowbar.

The officer pulled his firearm and shot at the man, but didn't hit him.

The man dropped the crowbar and ran around the building where he disappeared.

The other man ran in an opposite direction and also disappeared.

Police were looking for two men, one or both of them possibly armed; one said to be 6-foot-1, wearing maroon pants; the other 6-foot-2, wearing black pants.

Police say both men were wearing black hoods and had on gloves, either white or grey, and both men were wearing black-and-white shoes.

A store employee who asked not to be identified told News 10 the burglars got into the front of the building and broke into an office but were unsuccessful in breaking into the store's safe.

They did, however, manage to break into an ATM inside the building from which they took an undisclosed amount of cash.

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