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Port St. Lucie Police investigating smash-and-grab burglaries to convenience store, car wash

Posted at 12:59 PM, Aug 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-01 12:59:33-04

Port St. Lucie police are investigating two separate smash and grab burglaries.

Police say they were called to the Cumberland Farms at 1548 SE Floresta Drive around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday to reports of a burglary.

Video surveillance captured a suspect using what appeared to be a sledgehammer to smash the glass front door around 3:00 a.m, police say.

Once inside the store, police say the suspect tried unsuccessfully to gain access to the ATM. A second suspect jumped over the counter and filled a trash can with can with cigarettes, lighters and candy bars.

Police describe the first suspect as a white male wearing black shoes, dark gray sweatpants, a dark sweatshirt, and a red ball cap with a “N” on front. The second suspect is described as a white male wearing black shoes, gray sweatpants, a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt, a dark ball cap with a red bill, and a blue bandana over the lower-half of his face.

Port St. Lucie Police are also investigating a smash-and-grab to Best Car Wash in the 500 block of SW Bayshore Boulevard.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Port St. Lucie Police Department at 772-871-5001 or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS.