Burglars caught in act at Millersburg store

Thieves steal only cigarettes

Two burglars who broke into the Short Stop 3 convenience store Monday night in Millersburg star in a two-minute video circulated by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.

Two burglars who broke into the Short Stop 3 convenience store Monday night in Millersburg star in a two-minute video circulated by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.

Two young burglars who broke into the Short Stop 3 convenience store Monday night in Millersburg are starring in a two-minute video circulated by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.

Lt. Tim Osburn of the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office said the two youngsters were captured by security video cameras both inside and outside the convenience store.

The two young burglars used a chain to break the glass on the front door of the business.

Both of the youngsters wore masks, black T-shirts and gray pants. One of the masks appeared to be a gas mask.

Osburn said an alarm company reported the forced entry to the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office at 10:32 p.m. Monday, about one and one-half hours after the store’s normal closing time.

Osburn said investigators are showing the video to teachers and school administrators in the area to help determine the identity of the youngsters.

Osburn said youngsters often brag about their burglaries to others who are not crooks, frequently leading to their arrests.

Jason Bedsworth, who owns and manages the burglarized convenience store at 4425 State Road J in Millersburg, said the two thieves stole only cigarettes.

“The time-stamped videos show they were in here only about two minutes. I still haven’t figured up how many cartons of cigarettes they stole. But they were not interested in stealing anything other than cigarettes,” Bedsworth said.

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