Craig liquor store burglarized
One of Craig’s small businesses was burglarized early Tuesday morning.
Elk Liquor in Craig’s Centennial Mall suffered a smash-and-grab some time Tuesday, said Kenny Chang, the store’s manager.
Shattered glass from the liquor store’s glass door still could be seen on the floor Wednesday, but the owners had replaced the glass and Chang said they were considering adding bars to the broken door.
He said this was the first time they’ve been burglarized in some 13 years in business. Chang confirmed they are cooperating with the Craig Police Department investigation and provided surveillance video taken of the break-in.
“An unknown person threw a rock through the glass window, shattering the door, entered the store and stole some property,” Craig Police Department Sgt. Marvin Cameron said Wednesday.
Cameron declined to elaborate on what property was stolen.
The report of the burglary was not listed on the Craig Police Department incident log until Wednesday. Contrary to social media rumors circulating since the break-in, a robbery did not occur at the liquor store and residents are not in danger.
“We have no reason to believe anyone’s in danger,” Cameron said. “It wasn’t a robbery. There’s a difference between a burglary and a robbery.”
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