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Burglar smashes window, steals items from West side store

Crime caught on surveillance cameras, police say

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are trying to find a man who they say was caught on surveillance cameras overnight, stealing items from a West side Family Dollar store.

Officers responded to a call for a ringing alarm at the business shortly before 2 a.m. Monday.

When they arrived in the 7400 block of W. Military, they noticed a glass window had been shattered.

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Police say the burglar gained entry through it and stole merchandise from the store.

They say surveillance video shows the man loading items, including electronics, into a trash bag and shopping cart.

Officers later found that shopping cart with the merchandise still inside around the side of the building.

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They spent about an hour searching the area, on the ground and from their helicopter.

However, they did not find the burglar.

A store manager said it appeared that police did recover most of what had been taken.


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