Suspect sought after Kokomo store robbed twice in one week

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KOKOMO, Ind. (August 12, 2015)– Police are looking for a suspect after a Kokomo store was robbed twice in just four days.

On August 6, officers were called to the S and G Mart located at 1515 West Lincoln Road in reference to a burglary. A large quantity of cigarettes and food was stolen. In security video, two males were seen entering the store. One suspect was wearing a yellow hooded sweatshirt that possibly has the word “Everlast” printed on the front, gray sweat pants with white stripes on the side and a mask around his face. The second suspect appeared to be wearing a gray Indianapolis Colts sweatshirt with a black rag over his face which has a white design on it. They also carried in a bright orange back pack with black trim and a large hammer.

On August 10, officers were again called to the store on a report of a burglary. A large quantity of cigarettes was stolen. Security video showed a man entering the store. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head with possibly a white emblem on the left chest. Police say he appeared to have a mustache.

Investigators believe that the suspect in the second burglary was the suspect from the first burglary who was wearing the yellow sweatshirt.

Anyone with information regarding these burglaries is asked to contact Detective Scott Purtee at 765-456-7322, or the Kokomo Police Department at 765-456-7017.

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