Archive for Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bonner Springs police discover origin of abandoned safe

May 24, 2011

Bonner Springs police have identified the origin of a safe found along a rural road May 12.

Lt. Rick Schubert said the police department was contacted by Jim’s Lock and Safe Service in Kansas City, Kan., who said the safe was one that had been sitting in their warehouse for several years. The company gave two men permission to “junk” the safe, but the men dumped the safe along the road after learning it couldn’t be junked if it wasn’t open.

Schubert said police also were contacted by a professional safecracker who had offered to open the safe for the police if needed. Schubert said now that opening the safe wasn’t necessary to identify its ownership, police were going to allow the professional safecracker’s new employees to train on the safe.

Not even Jim’s Lock and Safe Service was sure what the safe held, so Schubert said though he didn’t expect anything valuable to be uncovered, it would be interesting to see what was inside.

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