Business owner victimized twice in 3 hours - WKRN News 2

Business owner victimized twice in 3 hours

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ELKTON, Tenn. -

An Elkton, Tennessee business owner was victimized not once but twice in just three hours Sunday night and both crimes were caught on camera.

At approximately 9:45 p.m. Sunday, masked men used a white Chevy pickup truck to rip out the ATM at David's Market.

Authorities said the thieves, who were also wearing gloves, broke the store's glass and ransacked offices before ripping out the store's ATM.

Store owner David Fralix told Nashville's News 2 Investigates he believes the bandits had previously been in his business before since the crime only took two minutes.

"You work so hard and people take advantage of you," he said.

Just three hours after the first crime, the alarm at Fralix's business went off again.  A second set of thieves broke into the building.

Fralix said the thieves got away with a significant amount of cash from the office.  They also overturned displays of cigarettes and computers.

According to Fralix, the damage to his business, not counting the money stolen from the ATM and office, is said to be over $20,000.

When asked what he would say to the men who damaged his business, Fralix replied, "I hope they get you good. I hope they get you."

Detectives do not believe the two break-ins are related, however they believe both incidents involved suspects who were familiar with the market.

Anyone with information is urged to call 931-363-3505.

Elkton is located just off Interstate 65, about 80 miles south of Nashville.

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