Tri-state area hit by burglaries
Law enforcement agencies in the tri-state area are trying to crack a string of burglaries that authorities believe are likely related.
Yuma County Sheriff Todd Combs said shoe prints found at the various crime scenes seem to be the same, thus the theory it is the same crew.
Ison Oil’s Platner location in Washington County has been burglarized, as well as Outback Fuel & Feed in Idalia, along with similar establishments in St. Francis, Kansas, and Grant and Imperial, Nebraska.
In each of the cases, only cash is taken (and, in the case of Ison Oil at least, some checks).
The burglars wear masks and gloves, Combs said, and seem to have a working knowledge of each location they have hit, such as knowing were the security cameras are located. The cameras have not picked up the license plate on the burglars’ vehicle.
Anyone who might have any information about the burglaries are encouraged to call their local law enforcement agencies. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office can be reached at (970) 332-4805, and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 345-2244.