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46 years without burglaries ends

J.K. Perry

RED CLIFF ” John Martinez opened Johnny’s Liquor Store in Red Cliff 46 years ago and says he hasn’t been broken into in all that time, until last week.

Burglars broke through the door of the only liquor store in town ” pretty much the only store in town ” and made off with $30 from the register, three bottles of whiskey, a bottle of tequila and margarita mix.

“They used a big wrench or something and they pulled that damned (door) off,” Martinez said.

Someone also tried to break into Martinez’s residence above the store two weeks ago, Martinez said. He said he suspects local kids pulled off both capers.

“We don’t have cops here ” it’s so hard,” Martinez said. “So many kids here are out of hand.”

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Eagle County Sheriff’s deputies found footprints at the store and continue to investigate the case.

Staff Writer J.K. Perry can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 14622, or jkperry@vaildaily.com.

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