Authorities say grocery store robbery an inside job UPDATED

By: Todd Larkin Email
By: Todd Larkin Email

KINGSTON, Okla. -- Last month two grocery store clerks claimed to have been held up and robbed as they were closing up shop, but police say it was an inside job, and the victims turned out to be the suspects.

It's taken a month, but today Kingston Police issued three warrants for suspects in the Super-C Grocery Store robbery, including the two clerks who officers say planned the whole thing.

Kingston authorities believe both of the clerks who said they were robbed on July 30th planned that robbery with the help of another suspect, and then lied to their friends, families, and officers about what they called a horrific night.

Police say the two clerks became suspects because of inconsistencies in their stories. When the juvenile suspect failed a polygraph test, investigators say they knew they had their suspects.

"The charges placed today where for the two adults and the young female juvenile has already been handed over to the Marshall County juvenile services," said Captain David Ervin of the Kingston Police Department.

Authorities say they are still looking into the possibility of a fourth suspect.

They hope to have the case wrapped up by the end of the week.

UPDATE: Money returned to store owners

Kingston Police say they've recovered more than half of the money stolen in the robbery of a Super C Grocery last month.

They say they found the money after questioning the suspects.

On Wednesday, investigators told us the robbery was an inside job and that two clerks originally claimed to be victims of the holdup/robbery, but investigators say they're actually suspects.

Police returned the money to the store owners.

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  • by Officers Wife Location: Oklahoma on Sep 4, 2007 at 07:24 PM
    Yes robbing the Super C was robbing the people of Kingston, how do you think that place stays in business? My point I was trying to make was why is everyone focusing on the cops when they should be focusing on the people that did the robbing. Yes you husband being in Iraq is very important and yes it is a big deal, but if he wasnt there, what exactly would he be doing. I am not saying he is not risking his life nor anyone else that is in Iraq I am saying that police officers in big and little cities risk their lives everyday just the same. Yes Kingston is a small town, but they can get shot just the same without anyone knowing about it. They get left alone all the time and all they are getting is grief over everything they do. I just want everyone out there saying that its the cops fault for not being there, but do you blame the firemen for not putting out a fire in time because it is there responsibility to know the fire is there. I have seen too many people blaming the wrong ones here
  • by Jackie Cartwright Location: Kingston on Sep 4, 2007 at 07:31 AM
    To Officers Wife, Robbing the Super C wasn't robbing the people of Kingston. They didn't come into our homes. It was poor judgement on the mangement of the Super C that allowed this to happen. What kind of idiot would allow kids making minium wage carry the out the day take without an escort. It's not like there is more than one place of business in Kingston that close at 9:00 pm. It wouldn't have been that tough to have arranged a escort. And as far as worry about comeing home after a night at work, GET REAL my husband is in Iraq. Thats something to worry about, not who's going 38 miles and hour through town.
  • by Officer Wife Location: Oklahoma on Sep 3, 2007 at 08:07 PM
    Instead of saying stuff about the police officers each and everyone of you call when you need someone...why not focus on the people that faked a robbery to steal money. Why are all of you focusing on the cops? Who do you call when you need someone? You don't call the dope heads, you don't call the people from the grocery call the cops. How about talking about the "smart" ones that actually stole everyone's money that lives in Kingston. Each and every one of you shop at Super C and those people stole your money. Why not get mad about that. If those of you that feel police officer's are so bad, then why don't you SUIT UP, say goodbye to your family every night knowing that there is a possibility you might not come home that night, and do the job you think you could be better at. Until then, shut your mouth and thank God that they are out there. Because if they weren't you wouldn't be able to even walk outside. You should be proud that they are there risking everything for you!
  • by Sarah Location: Kingston on Sep 2, 2007 at 04:55 PM
    I think its pretty interesting how the cops are on here bickering back and forth like a bunch of 10 year olds. Arent there some dope heads somewhere you could be arresting?
  • by Eddie Location: Kingston on Aug 31, 2007 at 07:53 AM
    To Police Officer. You forgot the worst criminal of the all, The Dirty Cop, the guy with a gun and a badge that thinks he is above the law.
  • by Police Officer Location: Oklahoma on Aug 31, 2007 at 07:01 AM
    Tiff that is great..If I was to guess, all of the people that have negativity to sy to everyone about police officers are crackheads themselves and have no education, OR they are ex-police officers that have lost there job, not being able to do anything other than get on kxii comment section and write crude comments about us. It just goes to show the world that there are some true idiots out there that dont care until its their life in danger and then when we dont do anything about it they wonder why. Then you have the people out there that always wonder why they get in trouble because THEY dont break the law, their perfect in every way. Last but not least you have the so loved "crackhead computer geek" that sets on here and has nothing better to do than to write stupid crap about a case that has already been solved, way to go guys!!! and then their so big they dont even put there names on here, so they can hide behind the screen. Well I guess ive described just about every criminal.
  • by Tiff Location: Kingston on Aug 29, 2007 at 10:32 PM
    This is hilarious! TO all of you that have no respect for ANY Police Officers remember this little saying I once found floating around the intenet. "DON'T LIKE THE COP? Next time you are in trouble call a...CRACKHEAD!" See how far that gets you!!
  • by wow on Aug 29, 2007 at 12:13 PM
    you know, if people would get on here and write something worth reading rather than bash each other for wrong spelling maybe there would be something accomplished on here.
  • by Shawn the Beer Man Location: Kingston on Aug 29, 2007 at 06:11 AM
    Bring it on lamo. By the way never said I drive a Truck or deliver beer. You must be the head-dick-tive of some elite S.W.A.T team. Simple-Witted-Asspiring-Tinstarr.
  • by Coy Location: Kingston on Aug 28, 2007 at 04:13 PM
    Hey lamo it is goes not go. And (man what some brilliant people out there.. and then rremoved. The letter I should be capitalized and just what is a ecery beer truck. Apparently you where the Val-Dick-tornian of your class. Good job editing on your part. You must be a volunteer aspiring to be a ten star. Good Luck geting your G.E.D.
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