Thursday Sep 16 2010
Tango shop back door kicked in, cash stolen
By: Jenifer Gee Journal News Editor
Business owner offering $1,000 reward for arrest
A Downtown business owner is offering a reward for anyone who can help find who broke into her shop this month. Lisa Swisley, owner of Tango Frozen Yogurt, said she will pay $1,000 if someone offers information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever broke into her shop and took cash. “This for me is more about being violated than the cash itself,” Swisley said Thursday. Swisley declined to say how much cash was taken from her store but said it was about a day-and-a-half worth of sales. Swisley’s husband discovered someone had kicked in the metal security door in the back when he arrived at the shop the morning of Sept. 9. Scott Alford, a detective with the Auburn Police Department, said investigators have persons of interest and are following up with interviews and leads. However, no arrests have been made. “There are suspicions but no evidence to point to anybody in particular at this point in time,” Alford said. Home break-ins Recently, two homes in the South Auburn area were also broken into, Alford said Thursday. The home break-ins are not believed to be connected to the burglary of Tango, Alford added. Alford said investigators are searching for a suspect or suspects who burglarized two homes located in neighborhoods off Auburn Folsom Road just past Indian Hill Road during daylight hours. Alford declined to say what was taken from the homes at this time. “They were both forced entry and likely happened the same day and within close proximity,” Alford said. Alford said police officers are conducting extra patrols in the area. He encouraged citizens to report any suspicious vehicles or solicitors in the neighborhood. “We’re talking to people after the fact and they say, ‘This was kind of suspicious,’ but they didn’t think to call law enforcement at the time,” Alford said. “Those kinds of leads sometimes help us with the investigation.” Anyone with information regarding either crime is asked to call the Auburn Police Department’s investigation division at (530) 823-4237 ext. 221. Reach Jenifer Gee at firstname.lastname@example.org.