Money and cartons of cigarettes among items stolen.
The Ingles store on West Palmer Street was burglarized sometime Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. Store employees went to work Wednesday morning to find the lock to the front door had been cut.
The perpetrators made off with money from the store's cash registers and safe as well as multiple cartons of cigarettes. A blow torch was used to cut out a hole in the bottom portion of the safe while the top portion where money that would have been sent to the bank for deposit along with lottery tickets went untouched. They used water from jugs taken off of the shelves of the store to cool the metal down in order to reach inside.