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Window smashed, safe taken at KFC in Cape

Friday, December 7, 2012

Another early morning burglary has been reported by a business in Cape Girardeau.

At about 12:30 a.m. Thursday, a brick was thrown through a window of KFC at 2101 William St., according to Sgt. Jason Selzer of the Cape Girardeau Police Department.

The broken window served as an entrance as the alarm sounded. A safe in the manager's office was taken. Police aren't disclosing what was in the safe and had no suspects Thursday.

Anyone with information about the crime should contact the Cape Girardeau Police Department at 334-6621.

Pertinent address:

2101 William St., Cape Girardeau, Mo.

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Every business needs to make their deposits the same day as the business transaction. Eliminate the money in the safe. Losers... But, with the outcome of the last burglar trials... I told ya so!!!

-- Posted by Bahama on Thu, Dec 6, 2012, at 1:00 PM

Money in the safe overnight is fine. However a safe that isn't securely bolted to the floor and can be easily carried out the door isn't really a safe.

Same day depositing many times usually makes the problem of theft worse. You have a tired manager who may have just finished a 12+ hour shift carrying large sums outside the building late at night and then driving it over to the bank. That is a much an easier target for a thief than cracking a large safe that is bolted into the floor would be.

-- Posted by Nil on Thu, Dec 6, 2012, at 2:47 PM

This is getting ridiculous!

Where is the law enforcement who are supposed to be patroling this area? Has CGPD increased patrols in this crime spree area?

Wait, say it isn't so this is the proof crime has increasing because there is a new cash black hole in Cape aka casino.

You voted for it, now own it.

-- Posted by maelstrom on Thu, Dec 6, 2012, at 3:11 PM

Where exactly are the security cams? Do any of these places have them? If not they should consider it. I would have had them installed when I opened the business. I too have to wonder what takes so long to respond with alarms ringing and having time to load up a safe b4 the police arrives. Sorry but that looks bad on CPD.

-- Posted by Iamhere on Thu, Dec 6, 2012, at 3:45 PM

CGPD will catch these burglars, they are hitting to many places it is just a matter of time and there butts will be in jail. Don't get down on the Police they are doing the best they can in bringing these thugs to justice.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Thu, Dec 6, 2012, at 3:56 PM

I think it's gotten worse since the story about the burglars over the summer got a slap on the wrist (probation) for all the summer burglaries. It's easy in Cape or Jackson... there are no consequences. Easy target...

-- Posted by Bahama on Thu, Dec 6, 2012, at 4:00 PM

Stop blaming the casino. Its not like this town had no crime before it was here. There was plenty of it going on. Some people are just to naive to notice it.

-- Posted by drivennail on Thu, Dec 6, 2012, at 4:37 PM

It's Obama's fault.

-- Posted by NoDisclosure on Thu, Dec 6, 2012, at 6:09 PM

Cape police are too busy playing state trooper out on the interstate to mess with crime in the city.

-- Posted by Stuck in Mayberry on Thu, Dec 6, 2012, at 7:02 PM

The Casion is here the sky is falling the sky is falling DUSKA I mean henny penny the sky is falling what a dumb thing to say, the casion is the blame OMG

-- Posted by ssinteriors on Fri, Dec 7, 2012, at 7:36 AM

poor people need money for the slots

-- Posted by TommyStix on Fri, Dec 7, 2012, at 9:18 AM

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