WARREN COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV) – Police say a teenage convenience store clerk planned a burglary of more than $500 in cash and checks from his employer, then used the spoils to buy a party and marijuana.
Corey Reiling-Clark, Jasper Meyer-Coates and Jacob Fuse, all 17 years old, were charged Wednesday with felony burglary.
According to police, the incident happened Saturday at S&R Convenience Store, located at 15397 in Marthasville.
While the exact amount was unknown, police said it was estimated that thousands of dollars were taken.
Police said surveillance video showed Reiling-Clark hid his friend, Meyer-Coates, in a cooler before the store closed. Once business was shut down for the day, Meyer-Coates exited the cooler and took the cash and checks from where Reling-Clark had hidden them.
He then left the store and was picked up by Reiling-Clark and Corey, and the three returned to Washington, where they split up the money.
Meyer-Coates was taken into custody Tuesday, while the other two were arrested Wednesday. Police said they recovered some of the checks.
The suspects later admitted they used the cash to buy marijuana and throw a party. They said they threw the rest of the checks away.
All three suspects remain in the Warren County Jail on $20,000 bail.