DES MOINES – One local business took a hefty hit after a late night break in Tuesday. Unkl Rukus’s off of Urbandale Avenue and Merle Hay Road had tens of thousands of dollars in merchandise and cash taken.
Two people broke in and cleared out multiple cabinets throughout the store. Little did they know, it was all caught on camera.
“It is a huge hit to be taken out of this,” says co-owner Zerron Horton.
A hit of $44,000 stolen in cash and merchandise.
Horton says “I get up day to day and work hard and this is just like a kick in the legs.” Horton also said that the store had been broken into before, but nothing like this one.
“They moved slowly, they could hear there was no silent alarm of major alarm going off. Which is an issue because I pay for all of those things.” The burglars were in the store for over an hour. An ample amount of time to take anything and everything.
Horton says “They knew what they were looking for, they took torches things that are very very individual.” “Tobacco, rolling papers, vaporizers, e-cigs, e-juice, and stolen inventory out of the back a safe and cash in that.”
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