Two Marietta liquor stores were the targets of burglars early Thursday morning. Marietta Police investigators are seeking the public’s help to find two men they say are responsible for both incidents.

At about 5:40 a.m., officers were dispatched on an alarm call to Bev Maxx, at the corner of Fairground Street and South Marietta Parkway, but found no sign of forced entry, according to Officer Brittany Wallace, spokesperson for Marietta police.

Twenty minutes later, officers responded to another alarm call at East Side Bottle Shop, at the corner of Roswell and Powers Ferry roads, where they did find signs of forced entry into the business, Wallace said.

Investigators examining video from both locations determined that the incidents were linked as the footage from each showed two black men driving a late 1970s- or early 1980s-style white Chevrolet van, with the men seen trying to get into Bev Maxx and later forcing their way into East Side, Wallace said.

While nothing was taken from the first store, the perpetrators were able to take an unknown amount of liquor from the second, according to Wallace.

Anyone with information on the identities of the two men is asked to contact the Marietta Police Department Investigative Services Division at 770-794-5335 or the department’s anonymous tip line at 770-794-6990.


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