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Bonita convenience store broken into 2nd time in three weeks

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Posted at 2:20 PM, Jul 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-14 14:20:15-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Thieves have struck a convenience store in Bonita Springs again after it was also broken into late last month.

According to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers, the first incident occurred in the early morning hours of June 27, when two unknown suspects smashed through the front glass door of Benson’s Grocery Store on Old 41 Road in Bonita Springs.

The men broke into a game coin machine and stole all the money inside, then proceeded to the cash registers, which they emptied out.  The suspects took a grocery bag and filled it several packs of Newport cigarettes and several rolls of coins on a nearby shelf before leaving on foot.

Then on Friday morning, just before 1:30 a.m., two unidentified suspects broke through the recently repaired front door of the store and headed directly to the cash register drawers, and removed all the contents.  In addition to the cash, the duo also stole several rolls of dimes and quarters. 

After reviewing surveillance videos, investigators say there is a strong resemblance between the suspects from the June 27 burglary and this morning’s break-in.

One suspect is described as a white male, 5’6”, 145 pound, wearing a grey hoodie, blue jeans, a teal t-shirt and a mask. 

The second suspect matches the first suspect’s physical description, however was wearing a black hoodie and black pants.

Anyone with information on the identities and whereabouts of the two suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).  All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.  Tips may also be made online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com[southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com] or by submitting a tip through the P3Tips mobile app.