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Thieves escape with $8,000 from local convenience store

Police released surveillance photos Monday of two men wanted in the theft of about $8,000 from a local convenience store. (Temple Police Dept. photos)
Police released surveillance photos Monday of two men wanted in the theft of about $8,000 from a local convenience store. (Temple Police Dept. photos)(KWTX)
Published: Aug. 3, 2020 at 4:00 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 3, 2020 at 7:12 PM CDT
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TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) - Police released surveillance photos Monday of two men wanted in the theft of about $8,000 from a Temple convenience store.

Few details were provided, but the theft occurred on July 11 at the store near the 1300 block of South 31st Street.

Police think one of the two men somehow gained access to the store’s money-drop safe after the other lured the clerk outside with a request for assistance.

When the clerk went back inside, he saw the man who remained in the store walking out of the bathroom.

The man made a small purchase and after the two left, the clerk discovered the safe was open and the money was missing, police said.

The two may have escaped in a gray four-door sedan with Florida license plates.

Authorities are asking anyone with information to call the Temple Police Department at (254) 298-5500.

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