Archive for Wednesday, June 6, 2001

Break-in reported downtown

June 6, 2001

A truck load of equipment disappeared last weekend from a downtown construction site.

The theft occurred between Saturday afternoon and Monday morning at 416 East Fourth, where Jack Cronemeyer plans to open a Southwest restaurant.

Billy Jack Cronemeyer, owner of the building, said,

"We got ripped off bad about $5,000 worth. It was here Saturday afternoon, it was all here"

The tools and equipment were removed from the office area of the building, Cronemeyer said.

"They took the board off the front window and went in that way, then came out the back," he said.

Among the items missing were an air compressor, pipe threader, two 24-foot extension ladders, stepladders and a nail gun, and other tools, as well as a telephone, telephone answering machine and FAX machine.

Sgt. John Putthoff of the Tonganoxie Police Department, said police have no leads.

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