Burglar Smashes Gas Station Window, Steals Thousands

Police are investigating the theft of $10,000 from a business in Tucker.

The Valero gas station on Mountain Industrial Boulevard. Credit: File photo
The Valero gas station on Mountain Industrial Boulevard. Credit: File photo
A burglar smashed a gas station window with a large rock in the middle of the night and managed to steal $10,000 in cash, according to police. 

When the owner of Valero arrived at 7 a.m. on Jan. 20, he found "the register till laying on the floor of the office surrounded by loose bills and coins," the incident report revealed.  

A surveillance video showed "a light-complexioned unknown gender person" who climbed through the window opening, grabbed a bunch of cash and stuffed it into the pockets of a sweat shirt, then climbed back out. 

The owner told police he had between $8,000 and $9,000 in deposit bags on a shelf under the register, and another $1,000 in the register itself. All of it was taken, with the exception of about $26 dropped by the suspect as he was leaving. 

The gas station and convenience store is located at 1836 Mountain Industrial Boulevard in Tucker, near the Highway 78 exit. 
Charles Allen January 27, 2014 at 07:48 AM
The owner of the gas station was a dumbass or he is trying to defraud the insurance company. What kind of moron leaves $10,000 unsecured like that.. Hope he loses everything


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