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The clock shop owner worked next door to a jewelry store.
Scooby-Doo! (DC Comics)
He decided to rob the other store, so he dressed up in a ghoul costume. He ducked back into his store, ditched the costume and loot in a grandfather clock, and denied seeing anything. The gang was able to find the hiding place because it was the only clock a little slower than the others.