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FBI: Three Starbucks vandalized, suspicious devices found

J.R. Oppenheim
November 25, 2016 07:58 PM

During an investigation into vandalism overnight, authorities said Friday morning they found suspicious devices at three Starbucks locations in Albuquerque.

FBI Media Coordinator Frank Fisher said the devices were placed at the coffee shops on 3400 Central Ave., 4407 Lomas Blvd. and 5401 Gibson Blvd. The stores were closed at the time. Fisher did not elaborate what those devices were, but he said one caused minimal damage.

Starbucks officials say they can confirm what they understand to be incidents of arson at the three stores but they're still waiting for more details.

There were no injuries reported.

All three locations saw police presence for several hours. The FBI is serving as the lead investigator and receiving assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives along with the Albuquerque Police Department and the Albuquerque Fire Department.

The FBI released two photos from the break-in at the Lomas location. In the video, a suspect wearing all black appears to be carrying something after breaking through the front door. There was no immediate information regarding that suspect.

Contact FBI investigators with any information at (505)889-1300, (800)225-5324, or online at tips.fbi.gov.


J.R. Oppenheim

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