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Caught on Camera: Teens Wanted for Breaking Into Bush's Chicken

by Kim Powell
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - No matter how innocent someone may look, they might just go ahead and break in to a building. At least, that's what these two teenage girls did back in July at the Bush's Chicken on Grandview. 

"They actually walk up to the window and the video surveillance camera picks up their images, then they walk away from it, pull their shirts over their head and then come back to break in," Susan Rogers with Odessa Crime Stoppers said. 

You can see the two teens walk up to the drive-thru in the middle of the night--way passed their curfew. 

At first they walk away, maybe having second thoughts on their poorly-planned heist. Then you see the two in the back having a heart-to-heart, giving each other a pep talk, because if you're going to be stupid you might as well be smart about it. That's when they come back with sweatshirts over their heads, as if we didn't already see them the first time. 

"They actually broke out the window, entered the building and stole some plastic containers that the servers actually keep their tips in, so it had change and tip money in it," Rogers said. 

Don't they realize that loose change can barely buy you anything these days? 

The manager says they broke the drive-thru window with a giant rock and not only stole the tip jar, but also some frozen apple pie. That's right, a state jail felony for something they probably could have made in an hour actually working at Bush's Chicken. 

"The video's not great but it's pretty good. I think if somebody will take a good look at it, I mean, you can tell both girls that they their hair is--it's pulled back and clipped up on the side. You know, I think somebody that knows them will recognize who they are," Rogers said. 

They certainly weren't as smooth as gravy, but one thing is for sure, they weren't chicken about it. 

The two suspects are believed to be between the ages of 17 and 19. If you think you recognize them, please call Odessa Crime Stoppers at 333-TIPS and you may get a cash reward.

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