Teens rob 7-Eleven then return for more

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VISTA, Calif. — Images of three teenagers wanted on suspicion of breaking into a 7-Eleven and stealing cigarettes, alcohol and lottery tickets was made public Wednesday in the hope that someone would report them.

Two of the three broke the glass in a front door of the store at 298 Sycamore Avenue about 4 a.m. April 6 and took alcohol and cigarettes, according to San Diego County Crime Stoppers. About an hour later, the two teens returned with a third boy and took lottery tickets and more alcohol and cigarettes, authorities said.

The loss was more than $2,000, plus damage to the cash register and an office computer, authorities said.

Crime Stoppers was offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.

One suspect was described as Hispanic, 15-18 years old, about 5 feet 7 inches and 140 pounds, with short brown hair; he wore dark shoes with a white emblem on the back.

Another, also Hispanic, was about the same age and slightly shorter, wearing a light gray hoodie with “Cali” on the front and red-and-black tennis shoes.

The third was described as black, about the same age and 145 pounds; he wore a green hoodie with “Knotts” on the front.

Anyone with more information as to the names or whereabouts of suspects was asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers’ tip line at (888) 580-8477. Tipsters can choose to remain anonymous.

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