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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.

Cigarette Bandits

Sports Calendar

Friday, March 27

  • Aledo Varsity at Crowley Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Preview at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Texas Relays, Qualifiers Only

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Crowley at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Crowley, 5:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Granbury at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

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