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Another liquor store hit by burglar


Someone broke the glass of a liquor store this morning in northern Lawrence in what police are classifying as an attempted burglary, the latest in a series of similar crimes around the city. The damage to Topless Liquor, 1805 W. Second St., happened around 3:15 a.m., according to a report, and caused $800 damage total to safety glass and a window.It's at least the eighth burglary or attempted burglary at a local liquor store since Aug. 20, and it's the second time that Topless Liquor has been targeted in that time.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.¢ Oct. 20 - Someone uses a concrete rabbit to smash a window at Neighborhood Liquors, 1906 Mass., and makes off with roughly $180 worth of liquor.¢ Oct. 23 - Police respond to an alarm around 1:30 a.m. at University Liquor, 3300 Bob Billings Parkway, and find a front window broken out. The store's security camera shows two men enter the store through the window and take several bottles of liquor valued at $170. -contributed by [Eric Weslander.][1] [1]: http://www2.ljworld.com/staff/eric_weslander


Sigmund 10 years, 10 months ago

"Topless Liquor" isn't that illegal? I mean with all the open container laws and all...

50YearResident 10 years, 10 months ago

Maybe the Police need to round up some of the "Homeless" and give them breath tests. I notice all these break ins are within walking distance of 6th & Mass

Nikki May 10 years, 10 months ago

Topless is farther from 6th and Mass than lazy people want to walk. It's over by the holidome.

bearded_gnome 10 years, 10 months ago

"topless" nowhere for that concealed weapon!

love the "concrete rabbit break-in. however, hey, nobody's used a gnome or a flamingo yet? what's with that?

finally, are the employees of topless liquor really topless?
maybe the hand in the pocket doesn't refer to a gun? "is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me, big boy?"

chapdaddy 10 years, 10 months ago

define "Topless Liqour" for me, would you??

aariasp 10 years, 10 months ago

Smash and Grab is easily solved with fog barrier security, a product called flashfog. This european concept works amazingly well, so fast they just can't steal beefore the alarm people get there. see www.flashfogsecurity.com

suesay 10 years, 10 months ago

50YearResident: are you kidding me?

Not many of those places are close to 6th and Wakarusa... And why are you so quick to point your finger at the homeless?

I could make a dumb assumption too... Let's see... You're a 50 year resident... at least 50 yrs old... can't seem to read a map to tell what actually is within walking distance to 6th and Mass...

I'm just a young punk being disrespectful to my elders :)

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