Salvation Army thrift store surveying damage after burglary - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Salvation Army thrift store surveying damage after burglary

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Salvation Army thrift store in Lubbock is picking up the pieces after burglars broke in and tried to steal money out of a safe.

The Lubbock Police Department says that when the clerk got to work Friday morning, she found the entire front door glass broken. Police say that one small safe had been stolen, but there was no money in it.

The office was broken into and a larger safe was severely damaged, but the $1,500 inside the safe was not taken. 

"It could have been a lot worse, so were grateful that it's not as bad as it could have been. However, this isn't the first incident we have had this week. We had some individuals setting fires to the trash cans in the back of our store," said Melody Paton with the Lubbock Salvation Army.

Damage estimates range between $3,000 and $5,000. It is not clear what time of night this happened because employees didn't make the discovery until Friday morning.

The Lubbock Police Department is investigating the case to see if this robbery is connected to a string of other break-ins that happened Thursday night in Lubbock. There was a break-in at the Dairy Queen at Slide Road and 78th Street, the Valero at 5720 Spur 327 and the Taco Bell on 4th Street. Police say it is too early to tell the extent of the damage to the businesses.

If you saw anything that might help police with their investigation, you are urged to call Crime Line at 806-741-1000.

Copyright 2010 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • US flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North Korea

    US flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North Korea

    Saturday, September 23 2017 2:46 PM EDT2017-09-23 18:46:38 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 9:28 PM EDT2017-09-24 01:28:27 GMT

    It's a show of American military might to North Korea _ the United States says it flew bombers and fighter escorts to the farthest point north of the Demilitarized Zone by any such American aircraft this century.

    It's a show of American military might to North Korea _ the United States says it flew bombers and fighter escorts to the farthest point north of the Demilitarized Zone by any such American aircraft this century.

  • Better late than never? Library book returned 78 years later

    Better late than never? Library book returned 78 years later

    Thursday, September 21 2017 7:51 PM EDT2017-09-21 23:51:20 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 9:18 PM EDT2017-09-24 01:18:29 GMT

    A book borrowed nearly 80 years ago during the Great Depression has been returned to a Massachusetts public library.

    A book borrowed nearly 80 years ago during the Great Depression has been returned to a Massachusetts public library.

  • New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico

    New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico

    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:36 AM EDT2017-09-23 04:36:18 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 9:08 PM EDT2017-09-24 01:08:51 GMT

    In the stylish Condesa neighborhood young revelers typically spill out from dimly lit bars and restaurants on a Friday night. But the first weekend since the 7.1-magnitude earthquake toppled buildings just blocks away began on a somber note.

    In the stylish Condesa neighborhood young revelers typically spill out from dimly lit bars and restaurants on a Friday night. But the first weekend since the 7.1-magnitude earthquake toppled buildings just blocks away began on a somber note.

Powered by Frankly