On June 29, 2010 at around 12:34 a.m., Longview Officers were dispatched to the Scotties Shell station at 401 West Hawkins Parkway for a business alarm activation.
When officers arrived, they found the rear door to the store had been forced open. Officers checked the inside of the store and found that it had been burglarized and that the suspects had left before officers arrived.
A review of the surveillance video showed three suspects entering the store, with a crowbar. The suspects ransacked the office area, stole cigarettes, lottery tickets and a large amount of rolled coins and then fled. It is possible the suspects were driving a silver Nissan passenger car. The suspects are described as:
1) Black male, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt zipper jacket with a light logo on the hood, a white tank top, dark colored blue jean shorts, black shoes and wearing light colored gloves.
2) Black male, wearing a dark baseball cap, black T-shirt, dark jeans and white shoes. This suspect also appears to be wearing gloves and appears older than the other two subjects. (Continued)
3) Black male, wearing a dark sweatshirt with a white T-shirt underneath, long jean shorts, white shoes and a black covering over his head.
Video footage of the burglary can be viewed at http://www.longviewpolice.com/scotties-burglary.html.
Anyone with information about this crime should contact Gregg County Crime Stoppers at 903-236-STOP or online at www.greggcountycrimestoppers.com. A reward of up to $1000.00 may be paid for information leading to the arrest of those responsible.