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Another Bishop business burglarized

September 30, 2010

Bishop police investigators are looking into the second burglary of a downtown business in less than a week.
According to Sgt. Dave Jepson, Schat.net, located at 174 N. Main St. was burglarized at about 11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26.
It appears a burglar or burglars entered the electronic store through the rear door in Whitney Alley.
The thief or thieves stole various electronic items, including new XBox 360 game units that retail for between $300 and $450 each, and iPods. The burglar also stole a roll of receipt paper.
Aaron Schatt, owner of Schat.net, said there was approximately $4,000 worth of merchandise taken during the burglary.
Officers were able to recover surveillance footage of the subject or subjects inside of the store, but no arrests had been made as of press time Wednesday.
“We’re looking at some people right now,” Jepson said, adding that he would not release further details because the investigation is ongoing.
This burglary came less than one week after the burglary at Supply Audio and Video, located almost directly across the street from Schat.net.
In that case, with the burglary occurring about 3:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, the perpetrators also broke through the glass rear entry to the business and stole thousands of dollars worth of electronics, including lap top computers and iPods.
Jepson would not say that the two burglaries are connected, but he did say it was a possibility.
Anyone who has any information about either burglary is asked to call Detective Mark Gutierrez at (760) 873-5866.

 

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