Burglars, vandals strike three Marble Falls locations in hunt for cash

FROM STAFF REPORTS

MARBLE FALLS — Burglars smashed glass doors and windows to steal cash from two merchants and attempted a break-in at a recreational facility for children during an overnight crime spree in the area of Broadway Avenue, according to Marble Falls police.

Central Texas Supply in Marble Falls was one of three locations targeted in a recent overnight crime spree. The Marble Falls Police Department is searching for a possible suspect. Call the Hill Country Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-866-756-TIPS (8477) to offer an anonymous tip and be eligible for a reward if the tip leads to an arrest and conviction. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Central Texas Supply in Marble Falls was one of three locations targeted in a recent overnight crime spree. The Marble Falls Police Department is searching for a possible suspect. Call the Hill Country Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-866-756-TIPS (8477) to offer an anonymous tip and be eligible for a reward if the tip leads to an arrest and conviction. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

The incidents happened sometime overnight Sept. 12-13 at Ford and Crew True Value, 1400 block of 9th Street; Central Texas Supply, 1400 block of Broadway Avenue; and Boys and Girls Club of the Highland Lakes, 1700 block of Broadway Avenue, the report stated.

“It looks like their primary motive was to obtain cash in that minimal amounts of merchandise were taken from Ford and Crew,” said Sgt. Tom Dillard of the Marble Falls Police Department. “It looks like they targeted locations and businesses that did not have security systems in the form of alarms or security cameras visible.”

Store employees alerted police the following morning, according to the report. Owners of both businesses reported about $500 in cash combined missing.

Suspects smashed the front glass door of the True Value store and broke at least one front window of Central Texas Supply, Dillard said.

Authorities discovered a broken window at the Boys and Girls Club, however, it does not appear burglars entered the building.

“The proximity and the fact that we’re talking about smashed glass in all three cases all in the same night is certainly suggestive that they’re all related,” he said. “Obviously, our officers are going to continue to patrol and be as visible as possible as a deterrent.”

Contact the Marble Falls Police Department at (830) 693-3611 to offer information about the crimes or Hill Country Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-866-756-TIPS (8477) to offer an anonymous tip and be eligible for a reward if the tip leads to an arrest and conviction.

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