Crime Stoppers 13-16 Ephrata Commercial Burglaries

15 April 2013 by Sgt. Bill Hickey

CRIME OF THE WEEK 13-16

Week of April 15, 2013

COMMERCIAL BURGLARIES

The Ephrata Police Department is investigating a series of burglaries that occurred at the Wine & Spirits located at 31 West Main Street, within Ephrata Borough. 

The first burglary occurred in the early morning hours of August 28, 2012 with the suspect(s) breaking the glass in the front door to gain entry.  Once inside the business, the suspect(s) stole numerous bottles of liquor before leaving. 

The second burglary occurred in the early morning hours of March 5, 2013 and was similar to the first, with the suspect(s) breaking the glass in the front door to gain entry.  Once inside the business, the suspect(s) stole numerous bottles of liquor before leaving. 

The third burglary, a criminal attempt, occurred in the early morning hours of March 19, 2013.  During the attempt the suspect(s) broke the glass next to the front door, but failed to gain entry into the business. 

The Ephrata Police are asking that anyone with information on the suspect(s) or burglaries to contact Detective Ken Lockhart at (717) 738-9200 ext. 241 or Lancaster City/County Crime Stoppers at (800) 322-1913, or you can anonymously Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by using your cell phone. Text LANCS plus your message to 847411. Callers may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names.


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