August 7, 2013 | LXXIII, No. 19

Shop suffers another break-in

The Galaxy Smoke Shop has been broken into again.

An employee, Jesus Lopez, said that he noticed the door ajar when he reported to work at 9:45 a.m., Sunday.

Lopez reported that the door had been damaged around the deadbolt, and the door pushed in to gain entry.

The shop was also burglarized July 18, and a 26-year-old, Michael Stead, was arrested after that break-in.

When officers entered the building Sunday, they noticed that packs of cigarettes had been scattered all over. Some $80 in cash that had been lying under the cash register in plain sight was gone. The burglar also tried to gain entry into the safe, which held the weekend receipts, but failed in that attempt.

About $500 in surveillance equipment was taken from a back room.

Lopez said that after he noticed the door ajar and looked inside, he hailed down a Tribal police officer who was going past the store.

Owner Billy Nicholson told police that the staff hasn’t been having trouble with any customers.

An Internet line behind the building had been cut sometime during the incident.

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