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Two People Wanted for Attempted Burglary at Lynchburg Pawn Shop

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Lynchburg, VA - Lynchburg police are looking for two suspects in an attempted burglary at a local pawn shop who apparently knew what they were doing.

Police say two people entered the fenced-in area at Lynchburg Pawn on Fort Avenue last Wednesday evening.

The owner of Lynchburg Pawn says they try very hard to keep criminals out. And while these two suspects didn't make it inside the shop, he says they still got a little too close for comfort.

The surveillance video shows one of the suspects taking a long pole and smashing out a light behind the building. Then he heads over to the camera where he uses the same pole to point the camera up at the sky.

From there, authorities say the suspects cut several wires to the alarm system. They also climbed on top of the building and painted over the alarm's strobe light.

The owner of the pawn shop says even though the suspects didn't make it inside, he is still looking at making security upgrades.

"We try to cover every inch of the store with cameras, the roof is definitely something we need to look into now apparently, wouldn't think it would come to that," said Sean Hardy, manager of Lynchburg Pawn.

Despite cutting the wires, the alarm did still go off.

If you have any information, police ask that you call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.

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Lynchburg, VA - Lynchburg police are looking for suspects in an attempted burglary at a local pawn shop, who apparently knew what they were doing.

Police say two people entered the fenced in area at Lynchburg Pawn on Fort Avenue on the evening of Wednesday March 20.

They cut wires to some of the alarms and tried to move several security cameras.  They also painted over some of the strobe lights connected to the system.

Police say the alarms went off before they could get in the store to burglarize it.

 If you have any information you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.

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