Archive for Thursday, September 30, 2004

Burglars hit liquor store

September 30, 2004

Basehor police are investigating a "smash and grab" break-in that occurred last week at Shorty's Liquor Store, a business located inside the Basehor Town Square.

"It was very quick," Basehor police chief Terry Horner said. "In and out. It was smash and grab."

At approximately 4:09 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, two thieves smashed a glass door at the front entrance of the liquor store. A video camera inside the store captured two adult African-American males loading cartons of Kool brand cigarettes into a 55 gallon trash can.

Horner said there have been no reports as of yet on any other missing items. An alarm inside the store sounded upon the break-in, but the thieves were gone before police arrived.

"They new exactly where to go and what to grab," said the police chief, who added that some items believed to be evidence from the break-in was recovered the same morning on Leavenworth Road. The evidence has been sent to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation's crime lab.

Horner said the investigation into the break-in continues this week as police are scouring the area for more leads in the case.

"We are putting some manpower on it," he said, "to see if we can further the leads we currently have."

As of press time, no arrests have been made in the case. Horner said police have note determined whether more individuals were involved in the break-in than the two caught by the security cameras.

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