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C-store rammed, ATM machine hauled away / December 13, 2012
Police are investigating a convenience store robbery in Volens that bears similarities to a brazen theft of an ATM machine at Gene’s Orange Market last month.

Sometime during the early morning hours Wednesday, around midnight, someone pulled an electric meter from its mount at the Country Express store on L.P. Bailey Memorial Highway in Volens. The culprit or culprits then used a vehicle to smash open the doors to the store.

Once inside, they apparently used a chain to pull the ATM machine out from the store and then hauled it away.

The theft was similar to the haul-off of an ATM machine in November at Gene’s Orange Market, which was damaged when the culprits backed a vehicle into the store.

As of this time, the amount of cash in the machine at Country Express has not yet been determined. Sheriff’s Investigators Mike Womack and Jeff Burton are investigating the break-in and larceny.

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"Because that's where the money is!"

Shades of Willie Sutton when asked why he robbed banks, even though he, himself, never said it.

I'll be glad when they catch these scumbags. Bad enough to steal the money, but the property damage they inflict during the thefts is unforgivable. If they're caught in the act, sorta justifies a .38 slug right between the eyes, no?

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