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PD: Three person crime ring steals $9,500 in cigarettes, frozen food from Circle K stores

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Posted at 2:40 PM, Sep 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-15 17:41:08-04

Court records show that in two Circle K robberies, a three-person theft ring snatched over $9,500 in cigarettes and frozen food from the store. 

Police report that on August 2, Lydia Perea, 27, Martine Marquez, 32, and Jeff Alex Waltman, 33, entered a Circle K store near 24th Street and Southern Avenue.

They went into the "employees only" area behind the cash registered allegedly grabbed 90 cartons of cigarettes worth nearly $7,000. 

Police say 20 days later, Marquez and Perea burglarized a Circle K at 36th and Oak streets. For a second time, they went into the "employee only" area. This time, the suspects took cigarettes and crates of frozen food worth about $2,600.

All three have been arrested and are facing burglary charges.