3 men tie up convenience store clerk and break into ATM, police say

Officers called around 5:15 a.m. to 2500 block of SE Military Dr.

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are searching for three men who tied up a convenience store clerk and broke into an ATM early Wednesday morning.

The incident occurred around 5:15 a.m. at a Murphy Express store in the 2500 block of SE Military Drive, not far from South New Braunfels Avenue on the city’s South Side.

According to police, three men wearing hoodies and sweat pants walked into the store and one of the men tied up the clerk while the other two broke into the ATM.

Police said one of the suspects jumped over the counter and forced the clerk to the ground just before tying him up.

The other suspects were able to defeat the locking mechanism and remove the internal mechanism of the ATM and stole an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

All three suspects fled on foot through a rear door and then took off east.

SAPD used the Eagle helicopter in the search for the suspects, but were unable to locate them.

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