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Burglary at Tobacco House

The incident is one of multiple burglaries to occur at Frankfort tobacco shops in recent months.

Frankfort business Tobacco House was burglarized Sunday night. The incident is one of multiple tobacco store burglaries to have occurred in the Frankfort area during the last six months.

Frankfort police received a burglar alarm notification at 10:59 p.m. on Nov. 4 from the 19900 block of S. La Grange Road, according to Frankfort Police Department deputy chief Kevin Keegan.

When police arrived, they found signs of forced entry.

Officers met with a witness who said they saw two black male subjects exit the store and enter a small, black vehicle.

The owners of Tobacco House reported that an amount of money totaling less than $500 was missing from the register. They also said that more than 30 cartons of cigarettes were taken.

According to Keegan, the incident on Sunday evening is the second burglary to take place at Tobacco House in the past six months and the third tobacco store burglary to take place in Frankfort in the same amount of time.

The burglary remains under investigation.

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colleentriana November 05, 2012 at 04:47 PM
This is very disturbing and a bit scary. Do you know if the Frankfort Police Department is taking any extra steps in light of the rash of robberies in our town over the last few weeks? The robbers keep getting away with it - not a good indication of what may come.
Ray Bernadisius November 05, 2012 at 06:22 PM
I know for a fact that Tobacco House has been burglarized three times in the past 6 weeks! I have also heard that a number of other tobacco shops have also been targeted. Now armed robberies at Radio Shack. Who's next? Maybe we need to get more police out on the streets.
fonzie November 05, 2012 at 07:56 PM
They need those double-doors like jewelers use. Smokes are getting expensive,i guess. Isn't there someone whom they can pay for protection- like the mob- or somebody?
Anna Schier (Editor) November 05, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Hi All, I know some of you had asked what authorities are doing to help prevent these robberies, and I just talked to deputy chief Kevin Keegan to address your questions. He told me the police department has started doing extra business patrols in recent months. They are also conducting daily foot patrols in retail areas. Department detectives have also spoken to business owners about how they can best prevent burglary and theft. Finally, Keegan urged that anyone who sees something suspicious should call the police so the department can further investigate. Thank you all for your questions, and for reading Patch! :) Anna

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