Archive for Wednesday, June 6, 2001

Vandals return to shop

June 6, 2001

Once again, vandals have struck Tonganoxie's thrift shop.

Monday morning, when volunteers arrived to open the Good Shepherd Thrift Shop and Food Pantry, Fourth and Shawnee, they discovered that someone had already beat them to it.

Bob Kasper, a thrift shop volunteer, said it appeared that a window, about 10 inches by 14 inches, had been broken.

It was through this broken window, Kasper surmised, that someone entered the building and then opened a nearby door.

Inside the front of the shop, the back was pried off a candy machine and the change in the machine was gone. The office was ransacked.

"They made a mess," said Shirley Sheaffer, one of the managers of the thrift shop. "There wasn't any money in here we don't leave any money in here."

Kasper said that two weeks ago, two windows were broken. One of the windows was the same one that had been used to gain entry during the latest vandalism.

"They threw a rock through one window and a shoe through the other two weeks ago," Kasper said. "But they didn't come in."

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