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Thrift store robbed in broad daylight

Morgan Aguilar
June 22, 2017 07:56 PM

ALBUQUERQUE,  N.M. -- It didn't matter that it was broad daylight. The two suspects were determined to get inside this thrift store in northeast Albuquerque. They broke right through the window, not even looking around to see if anyone was watching.

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Shattered glass remained on the sidewalk outside the New Heights Thrift store. Cell phone video captured the two people breaking in and climbing right through.

Employees who work in the shopping center say it happened at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

"People are, people are crazy," said Sam Segovia, who works at Lobo Comics. "There's no other way to put it. People are just crazy, especially to do it in the middle of the afternoon."

Lobo Comics is in the same shopping center as the break-in on Juan Tabo near Lomas. She wasn't working at the time but her boss was, and he didn't know what was happening until a regular came and told him.

"She told them that she, that the guy who had broken into the place fell out and onto the floor and she almost hit him with her car," Segovia said.

The couple that shot the video called 911.

Another business owner in the area said a woman was working in the thrift store at the time. He said she locked herself in the back and is doing okay, but the suspects did get away with her purse.

"We have seen these types of crimes and sometimes violent crimes occur in broad daylight, it is concerning that this is occurring and that these criminals are this brazen," APD Public Information Officer Fred Duran said.

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