2 men wanted for 15 vehicle burglaries in Merkel, using stolen debit card in Abilene


MERKEL, Texas - The Merkel Police Department is asking for your help identifying two men wanted for breaking into at least 15 vehicles.

Police tell KTXS they had responded to 15 reports of burglary of a vehicle and one report for theft of a motor vehicle as of 4 p.m. Sunday.

The stolen vehicle was recovered with the assistance of the Taylor County Sheriff's Office.

A debit card was stolen from at least one of the victims. The card was then used at multiple locations in Abilene, including a Walmart. GALLERY --}

Police have released surveillance photos of the two suspects as well as the car they used during the crime spree. That car is a white, 1990-2000s model Buick Century

A home security camera also caught one of the suspects seen in the store surveillance photos.

If you recognize either of the men, you are asked to call Sgt. Phillip Conklin or Valerie West with Merkel PD at 325-928-4766, Taylor County dispatch at 325-674-1300 or Abilene Crimestoppers at 325-676-8477 (325-676-TIPS).

You can also submit an anonymous tip online.

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