Ransacked 7-Eleven in Magna was unlocked, unstaffed

7-Eleven ransacked in Magna early Thursday morning from being unlocked and unstaffed. (Photo: Dan Kovach / KUTV)

(KUTV) -- Police had a strange case on their hands early Thursday morning when an officer thought he was observing a robbery in progress at a 7-Eleven in Magna.

Unified Police say an officer called for backup when he witnessed several people taking beer, cigarettes, drinks and candy from the 7-Eleven near 2700 S. 8400 West.

When the backup officers arrived, they found the store unlocked and unstaffed. After reviewing the surveillance video, it was determined that the last clerk was supposed to be off at midnight.

The next clerk did not show up to work so the clerk that was there left around 1:00 a.m.

After that, people entered the store and took food, drinks, and other items. However, no arrests were made.

Police say they don’t know why the clerk didn’t lock up or if the individual tried to get someone else to staff the store.

The owner of the store was contacted and did arrive before police left the scene, which was not a robbery because no one was in the store at the time of the ransacking, police say.

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