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Cigarette Burglars strike several Weatherford Businesses

August 27, 2010 by Randy Keck

Over the last week, several local business in Weatherford have fallen victim to cigarette burglars. Since Aug. 19, four local convenience stores have been burglarized in the early morning hours by what Weatherford PD detectives believe to be the same group of individuals. The group makes forced entry into the stores by shattering the front glass doors and taking large amounts of cigarettes. In most of the cases, officers have been dispatched to the locations because of burglar alarms.

“We believe this is an experienced group of burglars,” said Detective Karl Westendorf, “Their methods are quick and focused – they force their way in, take the cigarettes and are gone in less than a couple of minutes.”

It is hard to obtain descriptions of the suspects due to the fact their faces are concealed with clothing or masks. Attached are several still photographs of the suspects taken while they burglarized the stores. The following locations have been victims in this string of burglaries:

Tobacco City 1900blk S Main St (Aug 19th)
Git-n-Go 1100blk Palo Pinto St (Aug 19th)
Food Mart 1400blk S Main St (Aug 25th)
Clear Lake Shell 2100 Clear Lake Dr (Aug 25th)

The Weatherford Police Department is urging anyone who may have information or who may have seen something suspicious in the area at the time of the burglaries to contact the department immediately at (817) 598-4345 or Parker County Crimestoppers at (817) 599-5555. REMEMBER – Up to a $1,000 reward will be paid for this information and you may remain anonymous.

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Sports Calendar

Thursday, August 21

  • AHS Varsity at Northwest Classic Varsity Tournament through Aug. 23, times TBA

Friday, August 22

  • AHS Varsity vs. Pascal at Aledo, a.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Byron Nelson Scrimmage, 9 a.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy High School at Lakehill Prep, 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 26

  • AHS Varsity vs. Joshua at Aledo, 3:30 p.m.

  • AHS vs. Stephenville at Aledo;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 28

  • AHS Varsity at Volleypalozza Varsity Tournament through Aug. 30, times TBA

  • AHS JV at Joshua, 4:00 p.m.

Friday, August 29

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Fort Worth Academy, 5:00 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Cedar Park at Baylor University's McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Granbury Cornerstone at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 30

  • AHS at Marcus I Invitational, North Lakes Park, Denton, Texas 76201, 7:00 a.m.

Tuesday, September 2

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson Centennial, 3:30 p.m.

  • AHS at Denton Guyer;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 4

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo, 4:00 p.m.

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