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Palestine Police seek help in solving Hometown Pharmacy burglary

PALESTINE, July 22, 2014--The Palestine Police Department is seeking assistance from the public in identifying two suspects involved in a Burglary of a Building; occurring early Saturday morning.

On Saturday, July 20, 2014 at approximately 4:45 a.m., Officers of the Palestine Police Department were dispatched to Hometown Pharmacy at 101 Medical Drive, in regards to a burglary alarm.

Upon arrival, the responding officer observed a side door as being unsecure and pried open. No suspects were located on the premises during a search of the building. However, two males, both appearing to be heavy set, were captured on surveillance video during the commission of the offense. One of the subjects appeared to be carrying a long crow bar.

A full-size gray pickup was observed driving in the area several times prior to and immediately after the commission of the offense.

The loss from the offense is estimated to be over $3,000.00 according to the complainant.

Although the subjects were wearing hats and gloves, photographs of the subjects are being released in hopes that their features and clothing descriptions may trigger some recognition with the public. 

Citizens having information regarding this or any other case may call 903-729-2254, may respond by sending a tip online through the City of Palestine’s web site, by text message, or through the Palestine Police Department’s TIP411 phone applications (PALPD TIPS). They may also call Anderson County Crime Stoppers at 903-729-TIPS (8477). In all cases, citizens may remain anonymous.

The case has been assigned to Det. James Heavner for follow-up investigation. He may be reached at 903-731-8479 or by email at jheavner@palestine-tx.org.

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