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Spartanburg County Investigators Looking For Convenience Store Burglaries

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The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office is asking for assistance in solving a series of burglaries at convenience stores along Highway 101. The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office is asking for assistance in solving a series of burglaries at convenience stores along Highway 101.
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The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office is asking for assistance in solving a series of burglaries at convenience stores along Highway 101.

Between April 11 and 12, three convenience store along Highway 101 were broken into. Cartons of Newport and Marlboro cigarettes were the only items taken during each burglary. Sheriff's office investigators believe the same suspect(s) are responsible for all three burglaries, and may also be involved in similar burglaries along Interstate 85 in the Mooresville, North Carolina, area.

Just after 9 a.m. Thursday, a deputy arrived at the KC Mart #5 on Highway 101 and met with the store's manager. A hole was found in the bathroom wall in te men's restroom and upon reviewing surveillance video, they discovered a black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, teal pants, yellow and green sneakers and light colored gloves exiting the bathroom. The video showed that man was carrying a large duffel bag and the manager stated that his entire stock of Newport cigarettes, valued at over $1,000 was the only items stolen.

Almost another hour later, a deputy responded to Tobacco Plus on Highway 101. The owner of the store showed the deputy a large hole in the wall where someone had entered the business. Approximately 30 cartons of cigarettes, mostly Newport, with an estimated value of between $1,200 and $1,500, had been stolen.

A similar burglary was reported on Friday morning when a deputy responded to the Citgo at 4001 Highway 101 after a alarm was triggered. The owner of the store told the deputy that the front door had been smashed out. Surveillance video showed two black males with dark colored clothing and hoods walking in front of the door and smash out the glass. The men never entered the store, likely due to the alarm.

Investigators from the sheriff's office and North Carolina authorities are working together on the cases. If anyone has any information about the burglaries they are asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. 

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