Efurd's Theft: Sheriffs Need Your Help!

By: Demetria McClenton Email
By: Demetria McClenton Email

Three suspects are caught on tape stealing from a popular grocery mart.

The three people targeted Efurd's Dixie Dandy in Cowarts.

Surveillance cameras in the store caught the entire incident on tape.

On Sunday afternoon, business went as usual at Efurd's Dixie Dandy in Cowarts, until a rented silver van, with an out-of state tag pulled up to the store.

Houston County Sheriff's Office Captain Tony Gonzalez walked News 4 through the video.

"The guy in the red hat and pants was acting like a lookout. He stands by the door, watching making sure there's no kind of activity."

Witnesses say a female driving the van, parks and then enter the store.

"There's our suspect [pointing to the screen], he stands around and looks around and our lookout comes back," said Gonzalez.

Investigators say the suspect in the blue and white jacket waits for the prime opportunity to strike.

“You see him he's over there crawling on the ground and his lookout is standing over here. The employee is getting ready for more customers, but you'll see him moving around back and forth," said Gonzalez.

After the suspect takes an unspecified amount of cash, he and his lookout block customers from getting in their path.

"He just pops up and now and they're moving."

The suspects then leave the store and meet up.

Gonzalez says witnesses played a huge role in this case by identifying key items, but they still need help identifying the trio.

"It's always important to focus on one thing, because you had 3 suspects committing a crime, you also had a grocery store that was full," said Gonzalez.

Captain Gonzalez and the Houston County Sheriff's Office are investigating local and out-of-state angles.

He says the trio was too familiar with the area, and thinks this isn't the first time they've pulled off something like this.

If you have information or recognize anyone in the video, you're asked to contact the Houston County Sheriff's Office at (334) 677-4882.

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  • by honest Location: blakely on Jan 17, 2011 at 12:11 PM
    Dothan and Houston county sure have a lot of unsolved crimes.But crime is not up, yea right
  • by Cheryl on Jan 13, 2011 at 04:31 PM
    Just glad my friends were not hurt while a bunch of thugs took what they work so hard for. Hope they get caught and go straight to jail!!
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