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Police searching for burglars in Georgetown

By: Sean Evans Email
By: Sean Evans Email

We spoke to employees at the Town Closet. They say a large rock was used normally as a doorstop. But last night it was used as a sort of key to break into their business. This is how employees believe it happened.

"Threw it through here and then came in..."

Before Jaclyn Lanter saw the broken glass on the floor and the missing cash registers each with around one hundred dollars in it, she thought her co-workers were pulling her leg.

Then she heard about another business being broken into last night, right across the street.

"I was shocked. Because they are some of the nicest people. We eat over there constantly. And they're some of the nicest people I've ever met," said Lanter.

"Yesterday morning, we didn't deposit the cash, we tried to wait until today. And everything is gone," said Suzy Qiu with Asian Royal Buffet.

The buffet lost around seventeen hundred dollars in cash along with a computer.

"We normally experience a rise in burglaies around the holiday time and that's been the case. We've started to feel that the last couple weeks. The residential burglaries increasing, vehicle break-ins increasing. But I feel that's definitely the way it's heading," said Lt. Robert Swanigan with Georgetown Police.

Police ask if you saw anything suspicious around that area Tuesday night that you give them a call. They said the man in the Asian Royal Buffet looked to be alone in the surveillance video.

Swanigan says businesses in Georgetown can also take advantage of a bank deposit escort at night. He said pending the call volume for the night, an officer should be able to get to the business quickly and escort the employee to the bank.

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