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Two Ozark Liquor Store Thefts Believed To Be Linked

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OZARK (KFSM) -- A total of nearly $800 worth of alcohol was stolen from two liquor stores in Ozark Thursday (June 11).

The two incidents are believed to be connected, according to Franklin County Sheriff Anthony Boen.

The theft of M&K Liquor happened around 6:30 p.m. The second incident was about 45 minutes later, at Hog Trough Liquor.

The suspects stole about $600 of alcohol at Hog Trough Liquor, according police. The owner and an employee at M&K Liquor said about $150 worth of alcohol was stolen from the store.

Boen said one suspect spoke to a store worker to distract while the other suspect took the alcohol. Employees at both stores said the suspects asked for ice, and attempted paying for alcohol with a defective card.

Both suspects were described as black males, one being 6'3 and weighing 220 pounds, wearing baggy jeans and a grey Under Armour shirt. The other was said to be 5'11 and 250 pounds, wearing long pants and a black and neon green vest.

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The suspects drove away in a black, four-door Dodge Avenger.

Boen also said the two suspects attempted another theft in Altus, but were unsuccessful.

If you have any information, contact the Franklin County Sheriff's Office at (479) 667-6331.