Thieves hit Woodstock store 3 times in 2 months - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Thieves hit Woodstock store 3 times in 2 months

The AM-PM store has been hit with two burglaries and a robbery in about two months. Source: WBRC video The AM-PM store has been hit with two burglaries and a robbery in about two months. Source: WBRC video
Deborah Cook has already been arrested and charged in connection to one burglary and the robbery. Source: Woodstock Police/WBRC video Deborah Cook has already been arrested and charged in connection to one burglary and the robbery. Source: Woodstock Police/WBRC video
Police say this man and one other burglarized the AM-PM. Source: Woodstock Police Police say this man and one other burglarized the AM-PM. Source: Woodstock Police
TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

Connie Stano has been working at AM-PM convenience store in Woodstock for seven months now. She's worked the closing shift many times but after recent burglaries and a robbery she doesn't feel safe.

"You're here closing by yourself and you don't know if it's going to happen again or not," said Connie.

Woodstock Police Chief Len Price said the robbery happened October 20. The suspect: Deborah Cook.

"That's when a white female wearing a mask and gloves and a wig went to the store and robbed it about 20 minutes before it closed," said Chief Price.

A little more than a month later surveillance video at Promise Land BBQ shows a man and his passenger pulling up and stealing a garbage can. Price believed the two garbage thieves also robbed the AM-PM store.

"Stole about 30 cartons of Marlboro cigarettes they had their faced covered and wore gloves," said Price.

In the surveillance video you can see one guy picking up a trash can and as he sees another car coming he puts it down. But moments later he goes back for it and puts it in his trunk. Price believes he and his passenger then made their way to AM-PM and loaded up.

And remember Cook? The next night after the burglary, Price said she made a second appearance at the convenience store.

"You could see a white female power off around back and then she throws a rock in front of the front window, went through the front door and stole money, $300," said Price.

Within hours Cook was arrested and charged. Surprisingly, Cook actually owned a business right next to the store she broke into.

But as for the two men in the surveillance video police still need your help. Price couldn't say whether the two men in the video are from the area.

If you have any information about the burglary you're asked to contact Woodstock Police at 205-288-0235.

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