Archive for Monday, November 9, 2009

Five downtown Lawrence businesses report burglaries over the weekend

At least five downtown businesses were burglarized during the weekend. In most cases, police say someone forced entry into the buildings and stole money.

November 9, 2009, 5:26 p.m. Updated November 9, 2009, 9:52 p.m.


Lawrence police are investigating a handful of weekend burglaries in downtown Lawrence.

According to police, five businesses along Massachusetts Street reported break-ins:

• Sarah’s Fabrics, 925 Mass., was burglarized between 6:30 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday, a police report said. Police said the suspect forced entry into the business and took $100 from the cash register. The business also recorded $1,000 in building damage.

• Au Marche, 931 Mass., was burglarized between 7:30 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday. A police report said a glass panel was broken and a lock damaged, causing $500 in damage. The business reported nothing missing.

• Bay Leaf, 717 Mass., reported being burglarized Saturday night. Owner Geri Riekhof said someone forced his way inside the business and took money.

• Yarn Barn, 930 Mass., reported a break-in Saturday night. The owner of the store would not provide information about the situation and a police report wasn’t available Monday regarding the incident.

• Yummy's Over the Top Frozen Yogurt, 1119 Mass., was burglarized between 10:45 p.m. Saturday and 11:15 a.m. Sunday. A police report said a cash register and two door jambs were damaged, causing $300 in damage.

Police provided no immediate information indicating whether the business burglaries are connected.


Alexander Neighbors 7 years ago

Also a business on 1904 Mass. was also broken into they destroyed the front Door jam and did damage to that building as well .

ksjayhawk74 7 years ago

I'm guessing these kids will be back to hit other Downtown businesses very soon.

The Police Department should be watching the alleys tonight and the next few nights.

edog 7 years ago

so the thieves are trying to fund a fashion show with fancy food?

Alexander Neighbors 7 years ago

If you want more info call 842-2785 he has pictures of the damage done to the building wall they punched through.. who ever these guys are they mean business, I am surprised they didn't hurt them selves breaking in like they did.

Stuart Evans 7 years ago

there is an APB out on an old lady who apparently loves crafts.

What kind of demented idiot breaks into a fabric store and a yarn barn. And the only place that could possibly have some cool sh!t, Au Marche, they didn't even take anything?

tomatogrower 7 years ago

Aren't all these businesses locally owned? Is it just someone trying to get rid of locally owned businesses to replace them with corp stores.

yellowhouse 7 years ago

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GardenMomma 7 years ago

I'm thinking this probably wasn't about money. Of all those stores downtown those four are probably ones that don't pull in a whole lot of money. And they don't have a whole lot of items that could be easily fenced. Bolts of cloth, bundles of yarn, a spinning wheel maybe, European food items, kitchen items - don't see a huge black market for those type of things.

Alexander Neighbors 7 years ago

beobachter. alex, why the lie like this was a new crime? Like father, like son.

I feel sorry for you, Your reading comprehension skills are sub-par for a public forum. Here is a site I recommend you get some reading & comprehension practice:

I never said anything about this incident happening on sat but it did happen recently. Please take the time to re-read and make sure your fully comprehend what it is your reading before you make comments that show just how ignorant you are.

livetocook 7 years ago

Alex- you're reading vs. your reading. Just thought I would throw that out there.

Stuart Evans 7 years ago

i think all the cases of "your reading" are fine. it's the "..make sure your fully comprehending..." portion that needs to be addressed.

Cassie Powell 7 years ago

why is it that lpd or ljworld is not reporting ALL the police reports filed between friday night and sunday night???

puddleglum 7 years ago

how can beo's posts concerning someone elses dad not be pulled? I got a post yanked the other day because it was 'heresay'...

btw, i agree with you beo.

Alexander Neighbors 7 years ago

wolflover1969 (Anonymous) says…

why is it that lpd or ljworld is not reporting ALL the police reports filed between friday night and sunday night???

That's a good questions.......

kmat 7 years ago

blue73harley (Anonymous) says…

This is what the east side can look forward to.

Would you like to explain this comment or are you just spouting your typical "I live on the west side of town and the rest of the town sucks" cr*p?

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