EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) – A Colorado small business owner has to deal with damage done and stolen merchandise after her store was hit twice in less than a week by two different criminals.
Both break-ins were caught on surveillance camera at the Sinclair gas station located at 1949 Woodmoor Drive. The business is just to the east of I-25 off Highway 105.
The first crime happened on Dec. 2 at 1:18 in the morning. The business owner tells 11 News the thief did damage to the door before they punched out a window. She added the suspect was not wearing gloves, which means the person may have marks on their hands. The business owner also believes the criminal may have a tattoo on their hand. On Dec. 2, more than $7,500 worth of merchandise was stolen. The cost to repair the damage done was about $1,400.
After the business owner spent five hours cleaning up the broken glass, she’s still finding small shards in her store.