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Thieves at Adobe Books Take the Cash and Leave the Books
Adobe Books was burglarized for the second time this year on Monday night, thieves skipping over the books and instead taking a cash register, stealing a safe, and smashing two doors. “They managed to pry off the entire register box,” said Brett Lockspeiser, a worker-owner at the bookstore collective at 3130 24th St. “When we came inside, the keys were here but the lockbox was gone.” The thieves gained entry by hitting a lockbox outside the front gate and helping themselves to the keys, including one to the front door. Once inside the building, the thieves went for the expensive items: they took two iPads that were locked onto the wooden desk at the front and removed a bolted-down cash register. They then went into the store, smashed through two internal doors, and removed a small safe. Lockspeiser estimated the total cost — stolen cash, iPads, and damaged property — would run to some $3,000. The police were alerted about the burglary, ...