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Burglars Escape Waco Police After Early Morning Break-In

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(KCEN) -- A possible crime of skill in Waco on Thursday morning. Two burglars found an interesting way to break into a strip mall, by going through the walls. It happened near Park Lake and 20th Street around 4:00 a.m.


Police say first, the burglars disabled a flood light at a nearby salon, then broke into the old "Adam's Gift Shop" through a back door in the alley. To get into "Epiphany's Events Center" right next door, they punched a hole in the wall.


Once inside, they cut the power to security cameras before taking off with a 65 inch TV, which is why owner Jacoby Kemp thinks the suspects have been inside before. "They went into one area only, took what they wanted and that was it," Kemp said. "There were other things in here that could have been taken, but they weren't disturbed."


Next, they tried to punch their way into a smoke shop on the other side of the gift shop. When that didn't work, they started prying at the back door, but Waco police got to the scene and the suspects took off running.  


Police and K-9's scoured the area, checking nearby abandoned houses. They didn't find the burglars, but they did recover the stolen TV just two blocks away. The suspects are described as two black males.


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