Seward Spenard's burglarized

Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Managers of Spenard Build-ers Supply in Seward opened the store Sunday morning to find someone had broken in the night before, making off with an undisclosed sum of cash.

According to Alaska State Troopers, a burglar, or burglars, entered the store through an upstairs office window, pried open the store safe and took a substantial amount of money.

"They used heavy tools to pry open the safe a pry bar or pick ax," trooper Paul Randall said Monday.

"They brought their own tools," said SBS assistant branch manager Mitch McDevitt, when asked if the thieves might have used tools taken from the store.

"They couldn't get to the tools on the floor without setting off the alarm," he said.

Randall said troopers do not have a suspect at this time and added it was not yet determined if one or more thieves broke in.

An investigation is continuing, and anyone with additional information about the burglary is asked to call troopers at (907) 224-3346.

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