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GameStop burglars stopped, flee into woods

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LAKE CITY, Fla. – Police are currently searching for three men wanted in an early morning burglary of a GameStop store off U.S.-90 in Lake City.

On a routine check of local businesses early Monday morning, Lake City police officer Gary Borchardt noticed a white Dodge Grand Caravan pull out of the parking lot of a shopping center and take off down U.S. 90.

Borchardt followed the van, which immediately pulled into the parking lot of Pizza Hut and parked at the back of the lot where the three men then got out of the car, and ran off into the woods.

Police went back to the shopping plaza and found two large holes smashed through the wall into the back of a GameStop, a sledgehammer and water spraying from a broken pipe. 

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According to officials, the three men got away but police were able to recover the van, three X-Box One gaming systems, six X-Box One Kinect gaming systems, nine X-Box One Halo Edition gaming systems and five PlayStation four gaming systems. All together police said the men had grabbed $10,550 worth of electronics.

Police said that because the men were completely covered in clothing from head to toe during the burglary they do not have any suspect information but are asking anyone who might have information to contact the Lake City Police Department at tips@lcflapd or call the anonymous tip line at 386-719-2068.