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Burglary victims look for surveillance help

Wayne Bowers Wayne Bowers
Blake Bailey Blake Bailey

The owners of two Americus convenience stores hope surveillance video will help police solve two overnight burglaries.  

Burglars were caught on camera breaking into Wayne's World and Shell Rapid Lube in Americus.  At one point, the burglars even look directly into the camera.      

Around 10:00 Thursday night, surveillance video shows three people trying to break into the car wash cash machine at Shell Rapid Lube.    

"I guess they thought if they got some of this stuff  off they can get inside of it but you not getting inside of that thing," said Blake Bailey, Manager.   After noticing they were on camera, one of the men points and they look directly in the camera, but they kept trying to break into the machine.

Moments later, you can see the manager drive up to the store and catch the men in the act.    "And when I pulled up they left. I didn't think nothing else about it. I went home and when I came back I noticed the place had been vandalized," said Bailey.    

But they came back one more time.   "They tore everything up," said Bailey.   About two hours later, Wayne's World was also burglarized. But this time only two men are shown in their surveillance video.  

"They cased this little house out right here started about midnight and at one they actually bust the window out and stole the cash register and within seconds, running down the highway with it," said Wayne Bowers, Owner.  

Bowers says there was no money in the register and now he's left to clean up the mess.  

"Its going to cost several hundred dollars to replace all this and its just something else out of my pocket that's totally unnecessary," said Bowers.     Bowers doesn't think whoever is responsible will be on the run for long.   "But I really feel in the next day or so police will have them," said Bowers.  

Americus Police are comparing the videos to determine if the same people are responsible for both crimes.


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