Eagle liquor store burglarized
Eagle, CO Colorado
EAGLE, Colorado “-An Eagle liquor store was burglarized last week and thieves made off with more than $3,000 in cash and alcohol, according to an Eagle Police report.
The robbery was discovered the morning of May 18 when the business owner arrived at work and found a back window to the establishment had been broken. Inside, the owner discovered the business’ safe was missing. Inside the safe was cash and checks totaling $2,796. Additionally, $230 worth of alcohol and the safe itself, valued at $186, was taken.
While officers were investigating the crime, a neighbor came forward and said he reported the break-in, as it was happening. The neighbor said he saw some young men loitering around the business around 9 p.m. and heard the window break. The neighbor said he called police, but the responding officer just drove by the business without stopping.
Officers collected physical evidence from the scene and sent it to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation for examination. The case remains open.
– On May 18 an Eagle business owner reported graffiti was spray-painted on the garage and Dumpster located at the rear of his property. The businessman noted the graffiti ” white spray paint gang-related messages ” was not present the night before. He estimated it would cost $300 in labor and materials to remove the graffiti.
– A United States Forest Service truck was vandalized May 24. The truck, which was parked on Wall Street, was spray-painted with obscenities. Police are investigating to see if the incident can be tied to other graffiti crimes in town.
– A car parked outside an Eagle Ranch home was burglarized last week. The owner reported he left his car parked in front of his house at approximately 8 p.m. and when he came out the next morning, he discover approximately $800 in cash and two checks totaling $1,000 were missing from inside the front seat console. The car was unlocked at the time of the burglary. Police advised the man to contact his bank to stop payment on the checks.
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