Shell gas station on Hwy. 81 in Walton County burglarized overnight

Walton County Sheriff’s Office was called to the Shell gas station on Highway 81 at Jersey Walnut Grove Road early Thursday morning, April 25, 2019, after it was discovered that the store had been burglarized.

“The burglary was discovered at 5:08 a.m,” said Capt. Scott Whisnant with WCSO. “The owner received an earlier alarm but canceled it before it was dispatched. Lottery tickets and cigarettes were taken.”

Whisnant said the burglary alarm was activated at 4:18 a.m. The perpetrator or perpetrators cut the lock on the front door to gain access.

The same store was the victim of an armed robbery in 2017, but on this occasion, the store was closed when it was burglarized.

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