Store broken into; no money taken

Published 12:08 am Tuesday, January 29, 2008

NATCHEZ — Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a break-in at the U.S. 61 North Shell station in Washington.

The front door glass at the gas station was broken out at approximately 5 a.m.

The store was closed when the alarm system notified authorities of the break-in.

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Sheriff Ronny Brown said it appeared the burglars tried to take the store’s safe, but failed because the safe was bolted down.

The only things taken were two cigarette lighters that were later found in the parking lot.

The break-in was caught on the store’s surveillance video, and Brown said it appears the culprits were two males.

The ACSO is collecting evidence from the scene.