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Resort suffers break-in


Grand Coulee police are investigating a Monday-night burglary at Sunbanks Lake Resort.

A clerk, Debbie Rimel, noticed the burglary early Tuesday morning when she arrived at work and started to make coffee.

She told police that she noticed a container holding golf balls was ajar, and that the wrong key was in the cash register.

When she got into the register, she noticed that two cash bags had been cleaned out. Each had held $200.

A timer on the register showed that it had been opened at 12:38 a.m.

Rimel showed police that the window at the back had been forced open. The intruder had entered and unplugged the security camera that covered the register.

Police stated that the burglar had used a storage container to get high enough to enter the window,

Manager Shannon Nanamkin said that the burglar was in the resort store area for about an hour. One camera showed the person was wearing a Seahawks shirt and camouflage pants and carrying the keys in his hand.

The suspect had also tried to gain access to the safe and the bar cash register, and seemed to know where to go.

The suspect returned the keys to their rightful place before leaving the building.

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