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September 16, 2012

Beer theft from store escalates

Suspect allegedly steals beer, then runs over employee trying to stop him

By LIBBY CLUETT | lcluett@mineralwellsindex.com

What started as a misdemeanor theft of a case of beer Friday afternoon escalated to what might end up being felony robbery.

The incident occurred around 4 p.m. at the “Red Top” Tommy’s Store, located at 4766 Farm-to-Market Road 1195 when a male suspect reportedly went into the store’s rest room and came out through the cooler, where he grabbed a case of beer. As the suspect drove off, he reportedly ran over and injured a male store employee, who was attempting to stop the suspect’s progress.

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