Police say burglars broke into a Norcross Chevron gas station but only stole rolls of quarters earlier this month.
According to the Norcross Police report, the incident occurred around 3:37 a.m. Oct. 9 at the 2394 Beaver Ruin Rd. business. Officers found the rear door of the business pried open, and holes in the fences of the neighboring businesses, including a daycare center. A police dog followed the scent of the suspects through these holes but then lost the the trail when it hit the Robinwood Apartments complex.
After the manager arrived, he told police that the cash registers had been pulled out and the box that contained all the change is gone. The only cash missing were rolls of quarters.
On the K9 trail, officers found a carboard box filled with receipts and rolls of quarters scattered around that. Spare quarters also were discovered around the rear door.
Police reviewed the security tape, which confirmed that two suspects entered the back door, pulled out the cash registers, grabbed a box of quarters, and immediately ran out. One of the suspects left behind the yellow-handed tin snips used to the cut the holes in the fences.
The tape revealed tha the suspects were both black and wearing dark-colored jeans and dark blue jackets. One man was wearing a black Chicago Bulls baseball cap that still had the store sticker on the bill, and he had a mask or bandana covering his face. The other man had his hood up and something covering his face. Both suspects were wearing gloves.
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