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STOCKDALE -- Deputies from the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office are looking for a small passenger car with one working headlamp, which is believed to have been used in two recent burglaries along the S.H. 123 corridor. Both incidents occurred during the early morning hours of Oct. 12.

According to Investigator Richard Nichols of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, a burglar alarm at the Brahma Express convenience store on S.H. 123 in Stockdale was activated at 1:31 a.m. When deputies arrived, they discovered that someone broke the glass out of a front door and pried it open. The suspects then entered the store and stole 120 cartons of cigarettes and $650 cash before fleeing.

This incident was an ironic turn of events for the Brahma Express, which earlier had sold a winning ticket in the Texas Lottery’s “All or Nothing” game to a Stockdale woman. See related article, page 1A.

Minutes after the Stockdale burglary, Nichols said, a similar incident happened on S.H. 123 in Guadalupe County. It was at this location where the vehicle was seen on surveillance video.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office at 830-393-2535 or the Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office at 830-379-1224.
 

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