Deputies investigating 2 similar Macon burglaries hours apart


MACON, Ga. -- Deputies are investigating two Macon business burglaries that took place in the early morning hours of Friday.

Both reports of the separate incidents say three unidentified males pried open doors and went though lottery machines, money and cigarettes.

The first burglary was reported at 2:06 a.m. at the CITGO Gas Station on Emery Highway.

According to the report, deputies found the front door pried open and change, cigarettes and coin rolls scattered on the floor. They also say one of the slot machines had been broken into, alarm wires were cut and the safe was dragged outside the building.

Surveillance video showed three males with their faces covered and wearing gloves inside the store.

The second burglary was reported at 4:23 a.m. at the United Food Mart on Mercer University Drive.

According to the report, deputies found the front door open and the door to get behind the counter pried open. The lottery machine was also pried open and a large amount of cigarette's had been taken. Deputies say the rear door was also pried open.

The store owner said $150 was taken from the cash drawer.

Surveillance video showed three males wearing masks prying open the door and entering the store. They also tried disarming the alarm system.

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