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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, 3 months ago

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

50YearResident 10 years, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 months ago

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

aariasp 10 years, 3 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, 2 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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