UPDATE: Lincoln Business Burglarized for Second Time in Past Month

By: Clay Kush Email
By: Clay Kush Email

LINCOLN, Neb.-- UPDATE: 4 Lincoln businesses were burglarized Tuesday morning.

Police say at 5:15 a.m. Cooks cafe had cash taken from the business. Mings house was robbed at 6:49 a.m. cash register stolen with cash inside. At 7:11 a.m. A 1 Linoleum was ransacked. At 10:18 a.m. Saloon Monet was broken into with nothing taken but drawer with cutting supplies missing.

LPD says in all four cases the front glass doors were broken into with rocks or cinder blocks. Police are looking into all the cases being related.

Surveillance video from Cook's Cafe shows one man with something over his face.

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It was a far too familiar sight for Lincoln Business Owner Jack Rice when he walked into his Linoleum Store Tuesday morning.

"Somebody threw a rock through our front door, smashed it and came in and destroyed the office area, knocked over files and took cabinet doors out. Made a mess," said Jack Rice.

Rice says it was just 20 days ago that burglars broke into his business using the same method. During that burglary they took cash from inside an envelope. While the thieves didn't take any money this time, cleaning up a shattered front door has Rice fed up.

"Kind of frustrating having it happen. We've been here for 20 years and never had any problems," said Rice.

While the burglars remain on the loose, Rice is planning on doing something he had never considered in his decades of running the store.

"We're going to put in an alarm system. I didn't think we needed one but I guess we do," said Rice.

Rice is also asking for help from people in the community to help catch these late night thieves.

"Keep your eye open, if you see something call the police," said Rice.


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