Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Five "dry wall" Commercial Burglaries in Six Weeks

What’s a “dry wall” burglary? This term describes how a criminal enters a business from another business. Here’s how it’s done. The thief finds a vacant business that shares a common wall with an active business. This is common in strip mall style buildings. The burglar then enters the vacant store cuts through the plaster board or “dry wall” big enough to gain access to the active business. Once inside the thief usually goes undetected and can work to steal whatever the target item is inside. Some safes have even been broken into.

In the last six weeks five Overland Park stores have been entered in this manner with significant losses report. The crimes occur overnight and are not discovered until the following morning. Other cities in the metropolitan area have experienced this same style of burglary and it is most likely the same burglars are responsible for all the crimes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS HOTLINE at 816-474-TIPS.