Archive for Saturday, October 21, 2006

Trend of liquor store robberies continues

October 21, 2006


A burglar used a concrete rabbit to smash through the door of a liquor store early Friday in central Lawrence and make off with an undetermined amount of alcohol.

The burglary at Neighborhood Liquors, 1906 Mass. - formerly known as Mom & Pops - is at least the sixth forced-entry burglary or attempted burglary of a liquor store in Lawrence since late August.

Lawrence Police Department spokeswoman Kim Murphree said it was too early to say whether all the cases were related.

Mike Myers, owner of Neighborhood Liquors, said he was told by an officer that the burglary at his store was part of a pattern.

Other recent cases:

¢ Aug. 20 - Someone broke into Harper Corner Liquor Store, 2220 Harper St., around 5:20 a.m. and stole five bottles of E & J Brandy.

¢ Sept. 10 - Two incidents are reported: an attempted burglary about 4:10 a.m. at Glass House Liquor, 2301 Wakarusa Drive, and a burglary about 5 a.m. at Topless Liquor, 1805 W. Second St.

¢ Sept. 29 - A forced-entry burglary is reported at Ray's Liquor Warehouse, 1215 W. Sixth St.

¢ Sept. 30 - A forced-entry burglary occurs about 5:25 a.m. at Myers Retail Liquor, 902 W. 23rd St.

The latest burglary was reported by a passer-by about 8:25 a.m. Friday. The thief apparently used a wastebasket inside the store to cart off an unknown amount of liquor, including bottles of premium tequila, Myers said.

An initial report listed the items stolen as worth $180, but Myers said it could be more than that.

In January, police released a surveillance video of a man caught on camera burglarizing Spirit Liquor, 600 Lawrence Ave.

A 24-year-old Lawrence man eventually was identified in the case, convicted of burglary and sentenced to probation.

- 6News anchor/reporter Janet Reid contributed information to this article.


pelliott 11 years, 7 months ago

How did they know the concrete rabbit had help?

agrabass 11 years, 7 months ago

Please tell me Dash was not injured in the chaos...that puss is one of the only reasons I go there, and the fact that I live a stone's throw from the establishment!

Emily Hadley 11 years, 7 months ago

Wow, none of these places had video? Then they probably lost less in the one burglary than they do every month to shoplifting.

classclown 11 years, 7 months ago

One bright side to this at least is that they are being broken into in the dead of night rather than going in during business hours and shooting up the place.

Katara 11 years, 7 months ago

Okay, what is it with people posting song lyrics tonight? Is it the weather?

Katara 11 years, 7 months ago

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carolannfugate 11 years, 7 months ago

This is relevant to you onemorebob er I mean bob_part_duex

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janeb 11 years, 7 months ago

"I mean if you were a burglar and ran into this guy, what would YOU do?:"

I would love him and squeeze him and tell him he is a god of a dog.

Katara 11 years, 7 months ago

That's strange. My post was removed but all I did is copy Marion's post & say & would give the doggie's some steak to distract them. Yet, Janeb's post is okay.

Is it the link or the comment?

Oh well.

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