Police looking for would-be burglar

By: Morgan Downing Email
By: Morgan Downing Email

SHERMAN, TX -- Police are asking for the public's help to identify the man who tried to break into a convenience store and bank early this morning. The suspect wasn't able to get away with any money, but he did cause a lot of damage.

4:30 Thursday morning, a man smashed the glass at the Get & Go in Sherman, but couldn't get inside because of the security bars.

"At 5:30 this morning, we believe that same suspect broke into the CICOST Credit Union, using the same type instrument to get in," Sergeant Bruce Dawsey said.

Both glass doors were broken, and the man tried getting into the night drop and vault but wasn't successful.

"It's locked up like Fort Knox so you can't get to it anyway," CICOST Credit Union President, Stephanie Singleton said.

This is surveillance video from the Credit Union.
The man knocked the surveillance camera out of the way before he tried getting into the vault.

There have been other, similar crimes like this in the past few months, in the same area. Dawsey hopes catching this man, will help them solve the other crimes.

"We're working, following up on leads to try to identify this suspect, but the greatest benefit would be if someone recognizes this suspect and contacts us. That will lead us to the quickest conclusion," said Dawsey.

Police say the man is in his 20's to 30's and was wearing a camo jacket, camo hat, orange gloves and jeans.

As for CICOST, this is the second attempted burglary this month.
Here's video of a man taking a sledgehammer to the ATM. He wasn't able to get money either. Singleton, says these incidents have prepared them for whatever is next.

"We had a training session last night on robbery, and then we come into this today. So, we do a lot of training and we do have a lot of security and surveillance. But actually, I just beefed that up some more today," Singleton said.

If you have any information you're asked to contact the Sherman police department. Their number is 903-892-7290.


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  • by Anonymous Location: Sherman on Jul 20, 2012 at 03:15 PM
    I work in a bank and it is amazing to me that he had enough time to try to break into the night depository and the vault and wasn't caught inside the bank by the police. This bank is practically right in the middle of town... CICOST must have a really subpar security system or Sherman PD must take their sweet time to respond to an alarm call at a bank. Thank goodness this wasn't a robbery with customers and staff present.
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      by anonymous on Jul 24, 2012 at 09:28 AM in reply to Anonymous
      First of all this location is not in the middle of town. This location is the one located in South Sherman on the Park Street exit. They do have another location near the Town Center. This is a great Credit Union and I have been a member for several years!!! Anonymous - as far as your comment about Cicost you did read they were unable to steal anything so they must be doing something right. Instead of bashing the Credit Union and Police Department you should be trying to put positive comments instead of making yourself look bad. Just remember you work in a bank too, and it could happen to you any day no matter what security you have!!!!!
  • by Bill Location: Denison on Jul 20, 2012 at 04:14 AM
    "Would-be" Burglar?...Kxii, he made entry into the bank so he committed burglary...don't matter if he got nothing.
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