Burglar targets Prestonsburg business

By: Whitney Burks Email
By: Whitney Burks Email

Prestonsburg police got a call around 8:00 Sunday morning that someone had broken into Advance Auto Parts.

"It looked like someone had just went in, cut the safe open from the top, and just got what bank bags out they could and took money from the bags," said Prestonsburg Police Officer Brian Prater.

Police say it does not look like there was any forced entry into the building.

"When they went in the store they knew right where to go, what their goal was, and to me they had a pretty decent plan," said Det. Little.

Police say it looks like the burglar used tools from inside the store to break into the safe, but he left those behind and only took money.

Detective Little said the area where the safe is located looked like it had been ransacked.

"There were bank bags, probably 10 or 12 laying in the floor that had been fished out of the safe," said Prater.

Police say the burglar only took the money from the safe. No other items appear to be missing from the store.

"This wasn't something that just sprung up. This was something that was planned," said Det. Little.

Police say they do have a suspect in the case, and they are still investigating.

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