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Deputies investigate smash-and-grab burglaries to 2 West Park businesses

Surveillance video shows crooks rummaging through cellphone store after smashing glass to front door

WEST PARK, Fla. – Deputies are investigating two smash-and-grab burglaries to a pair of West Park businesses.

The burglaries occurred early Tuesday at a liquor store and cellphone store on State Road 7 near Southwest 27th Street.

Surveillance video shows one of two men wearing hooded sweatshirts using a hammer to smash the glass to the front door of the Pay Wireless store, creating a hole large enough for him to stick his hand through and unlock the door.

Once inside, the burglars spent about a minute rummaging through the store.

The owner said the crooks got away with about $5,000 worth of new and used cellphones, iPads and tablets.

The glass on the front door of Prime Liquors in West Park is smashed out after a burglary.
The glass on the front door of Prime Liquors in West Park is smashed out after a burglary. (WPLG)

Another business, Prime Liquors, was also burglarized. The owner said the crooks got away with three or four bottles of alcohol.


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