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JeffCo deputies notice ‘smash and grab’ trend in recent burglaries

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The suspects from a liquor store burglary on April 12, 2014 were caught on tape. (Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)

The suspects from a liquor store burglary on April 12, 2014 were caught on tape. (Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Law enforcement noticed that a business robbery in south Jefferson County Saturday was similar to other recent burglaries.

At about 1:07 a.m. Saturday, deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a liquor store at 5055 S. Kipling Pkwy. after a report of the alarm sounding.

Deputies arrived on scene to discover the front glass door of the store shattered.

Large landscaping rocks were used to smash the front door, and a cash register, cash and liquor were stolen from the store, said deputies.

Deputies believe the suspects involved in a store robbery on April 12, 2014 drove a white coupe. (Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office)

Deputies believe the suspects involved in a store robbery on April 12, 2014 drove a white coupe. (Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office)

Surveillance photos showed the suspects dressed in work-style gloves, hooded sweatshirts and bandannas over their faces. The suspects drove a white coupe, possibly a late 1990s or early 2000s model Acura.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Lakewood and Wheat Ridge have experienced similar burglaries recently involving a “smash and grab” trend.

Anyone with information regarding these crimes is asked to contact the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 303-271-5612.