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Pictured above is Givorns Foods in Valley, one of the businesses police say two individuals cut a hole in the back of the building to attempt to get in. The other building was Dollar General next door. Police say the individuals did not get inside Givorns but did enter Dollar General and stole money out of the safe. -- Photo by Dustin Duncan

Valley police say two people cut holes in businesses, stole money from one

VALLEY — Two individuals cut holes into two Valley businesses Tuesday morning, according to Valley Police Chief Tommy Weldon.

Weldon said two individuals cut a hole in the back of both Givorns Foods and Dollar General in the Fairfax community. He said the two individuals did go inside the Dollar General store and stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the store’s safe.

“We don’t believe they went into Givorns as far as we can tell,” Weldon said. “They did cut into it, but they didn’t physically climb in and walk around.”

He said the two individuals were captured on store surveillance cameras. They were average-sized, wearing all black and ski masks.

Givorns Foods General Manager Danny Crosby said Givorns’ metal door in the back of the store was cut through but the individual never came in. Crosby said the store has motion detectors near where the hole was cut that were never triggered. He said the damage to the metal door would cost thousands to replace.

Crosby said he couldn’t see much about the person cutting the hole from the cameras in the back of the store but did see the person was white because of their hands.

Crosby said the Givorns’ family also owns the Dollar General store next to the grocery store. There was a man-sized hole covered by a piece of wood in the back of the store. Both stores appeared to be open Wednesday afternoon.

Weldon said if anyone knows anything about these incidents, call the police department at (334) 756-5200.