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Liquor store burglarized overnight

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A burglar used a concrete rabbit to smash the door of a liquor store overnight in central Lawrence and made off with an undetermined amount of alcohol.The burglary at Neighborhood Liquors, 1906 Mass. - formerly known as Mom & Pops - was reported by a passerby about 8:25 a.m. this morning. The thief apparently used a wastebasket inside the store to cart off an unknown amount of liquor, including bottles of premium tequila, owner Mike Myers said.An initial report listed the items stolen as worth $180, but Myers said it could be more than that. There have been at least two other forced-entry burglaries at liquor stores reported this year in Lawrence:¢ In January, police released [a surveillance photo][1] of a man suspected of breaking into Spirit Liquor, 600 Lawrence Ave. He was later identified, arrested and sentenced to probation.¢ On Aug. 20, someone broke into Harper Corner Liquor around 5:20 a.m. and stole five bottles of E & J Brandy.-contributed by [Eric Weslander.][2] [1]: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2006/jan... [2]: http://www2.ljworld.com/staff/eric_weslander

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Sigmund 8 years, 2 months ago

That is a pretty good picture on the guy in January!

roger_o_thornhill 8 years, 2 months ago

"¢ On Aug. 20, someone broke into Harper Corner Liquor around 5:20 a.m. and stole five bottles of E & J Brandy."

Is this a MadTV or SNL skit? Come on, this can't be for real.
"Awe yea! We gonna do'it up rite this mo'nin' baby!"

At least the first one is funny--well as funny as breaking someone else's door and stealing their liquor can be. The guy used a concrete rabbit. Can't you just picture it? Too bad he didn't drop it on his foot--then the cops could just go to the hospital and look for the guy with the busted foot whe reeked of tequila.

TheEleventhStephanie 8 years, 2 months ago

Was the concrete rabbit something that Yellow House had been unable to sell?

riverrat2 8 years, 2 months ago

Must of been an 'inside' job, when's the last time anyone saw a concrete rabbit jump thru glass? I'll bet the culprit is still within a 4 block radius of the 'smash and grab'.

boomersooner4ever 8 years, 2 months ago

come people!!! not funny! that rabbit might have some family that might read this blog!!

OldEnuf2BYurDad 8 years, 2 months ago

Theft of Ta-Kill-Ya, and no one posts any inappropriate racial remarks.

Maybe there's hope for us, after all.

hilary 8 years, 2 months ago

Leave Mom & Pop's alone! Why didn't Dash protect the store?

fcraig 8 years, 2 months ago

Give the guy a break, I'm sure he was just thirsty from the trip to Lawrence from Topeka. Give him a class on animal cruelty and call it a day.

ive_got_my_ascot_n_my_dickie 8 years, 2 months ago

Who in their right mind would steal E&J Brandy??? Grey Goose, maybe. Louis XIII, definitely. But E&J???

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