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Police investigate string of burglaries

Gregory Conroy
Carbondale correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado

CARBONDALE ” Police are investigating a string of burglaries at Carbondale’s Gateway Plaza at Highway 133 and Cowen Drive that occurred around 3 a.m. Wednesday.

Carbondale Police believe that the burglaries at Easy Living Furnishings, Smiling Moose Deli, and Independence Run ‘n’ Hike may be related to a recent string of burglaries at businesses in Glenwood Springs last weekend.

“All that was taken was an undisclosed amount of cash,” Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling said of the Carbondale burglaries.

The burglars also attempted to break into two adjacent businesses, Alpine Angling and Sheer Happenings, but were unsuccessful, Schilling said.

Last weekend, several Glenwood Springs businesses were also broken into, including Glenwood Canyon Brewpub, Eighth Street Deli, Sacred Grounds, Auto Glass Specialists and Fiesta Guadalajara. Among the worst hit was the Eighth Street Deli, which reported $7,000 in cash and $3,000 in checks stolen, in addition to about $700 worth of damage.

Schilling said there are no suspects at this point, but the Carbondale and Glenwood Springs police departments are cooperating on the case and any possible links.

Schilling said that evidence is being sent to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, which may provide some more leads.

“If they’re stupid enough to do it again, we’ll catch ’em,” Schilling said.


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