Frankfort Police said a burglar or group of burglars took their time at a local gas station overnight, making off with more than $20,000 in cash and merchandise.
“Given the amount of stuff that was taken,” said Capt. Robert Warfel, “…we think they spent quite a bit of time in there.”
Warfel said officers were called to the BP gas station at 895 Louisville Road around 5:45 a.m.
An employee who had arrived to open the convenience store noticed the door had been pried open.
When officers did a search of the building, Warfel said they found that about 430 cartons of cigarettes had been stolen — valued at approximately $21,000.
The burglar or burglars also had pried open an ATM and the store’s cash register, Warfel said, stealing an “undetermined” amount of cash.
Perhaps the biggest get was a computer from the store’s office area — ensuring that police had no surveillance footage of the crime.
“The Dell computer ran the surveillance,” Warfel said.
At this point, police don’t have any suspects.
“We’re asking for the public’s help in any information that could lead to an arrest in this case,” Warfel said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Frankfort Police at 502-875-8523.
Tips can also be given anonymously through Frankfort Crime Stoppers by calling 502-875-8648 or online at www.frankfortcrimestoppers.com.
Anonymous tips can also be sent through text message to 274637 by typing FCS and then the tip.