Beer Thieves Strike Convenience Store
A local convenience store manager said she is out of thousands of dollars of beer after a number of young people went on a shoplifting spree. Employees told ABC 7 Eyewitness News early last Wednesday morning, between 30 and 60 young adults came into the Goldline Convenience Store, and came out with $4,000 worth of beer. “When I came in Wednesday morning about 6:30, everything was wiped out completely,” manager Crystal Hendrix said. “We may have had a few six packs or a few singles left, but that was it. We had just gotten a truck load, and it was completely gone.” Only one cashier was working at the time, but she was too preoccupied with ringing up other customers to stop the thieves. Then, Hendrix said that night, the teenagers bragged about it on Facebook, saying they were going to come back and steal cigars the next time. Hendrix said she is just glad no one got hurt, and is now telling her cashiers to watch their surroundings and only let 10 people in the store at a time. “Since this has happened, we have at least two cashiers, we also have security in the parking lot, and security in the store,” Hendrix said. “The cops are actually riding around the neighborhoods a little bit more, every 10 minutes or so, just checking things out.” Ironically, Hendrix posted signs the afternoon before the thefts warning that there were surveillance cameras. She said insurance will cover their losses, but it may take awhile. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (731) 424-8477.