FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Fort Myers convenience store is hoping surveillance video will help catch a couple of beer bandits. The two men seen in the video have hit the Crystal Drive shop four times in a week in a half.
"Beer run" takes on a whole new meaning on the surveillance video.
"They're trying to look like they're actually shopping for regular goods," Shane Keith of The Villas Convenience Mart said Monday.
But the two men then head back to the beer cooler, grab a couple cases of Bud Light, and bolt.
"They're coming in here in between rushes. They see when there aren't a lot of cars in the parking lot, they know the employee is either cleaning the restroom or stocking up some shelves," Keith said.
After a week and a half of holiday heists, The Villas Convenience Mart says the beer bandits are impacting their bottom line.
"It increases everybody's prices. We work on a certain margin and obviously when people take the inventory without paying it affects the other customers," Keith said.
They're now hoping the video will finally end the grab-and-go frenzy.
"Parents, where are your kids?" Keith asked.
The owner of The Villas Convenience Mart says other convenience stores have also reported thefts by the two men.