PD: Suspects burglarize Phoenix Circle K store twice in less than a week

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX – Phoenix police are searching for several suspects who burglarized a convenience store twice in less than a week.

Police said four suspects entered a Circle K near 19th Avenue and Greenway Road on Dec. 30 and went directly behind the service counter where they each removed several cartons of cigarettes.

Officer James Holmes said there were two female clerks working at the time of the burglary and the suspects showed no concern for them.

The suspects then fled the business.

On Jan. 4, three suspects entered the same store and again removed several cartons of cigarettes from behind the counter, according to Holmes. The lone clerk told the suspects to stop but they laughed, continued with the theft and then fled the business.

Police obtained video surveillance from the business and believe the same suspects were involved in both burglaries.

"We are very concerned about the brazenness of the acts and the opportunity for these type thefts to turn violent," Holmes said.

The suspects are described as a black male teen, 5 feet to 5 feet 2 inches tall and 120 pounds; a black male teen, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall and 130 pounds; a black male teen, 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall and 120 to 140 pounds; and a black male teen, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall and 120 to 130 pounds.

Police released surveillance video and photos of the suspects.

Anyone with information about the identity of these suspects is asked to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. Callers may remain anonymous.