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Humboldt business owner wants help after a break-in

One local business owner says that deciding not to open the store early saved her life.

“It could have been a lot worse", says owner of Roberts Package Store and Party Shop, Barbara Graves.

Sunday morning Barbara Graves decided to drink a second cup of coffee and not go to work early to do paperwork.

During her second cup she received a call that someone broke in.

”And glass was everywhere. The police came and we watched video footage and it was very devastating, but nobody got hurt that was the main thing", says Graves.

The person threw a rock in the front door before breaking in and stealing about a dozen high end tequilas.

Graves says after looking at surveillance video she could tell the person knew their way around the store.

“Um he knew what he was doing, I think he has been in here before, so I’m going to watch video footage and I’m going to catch this guy one way or another.”

After multiple break-ins in the area graves says she needs the help of her community and police to find who did this.

Graves adds, "I would like for the community to really band together, we’ve had a lot of break-ins these last few weeks.”

And she hopes this will make the community more aware of their surroundings.

“Humboldt is a wonderful town, we love our town and I think we need to fight against these criminals, if everybody would just take that extra effort to watch their surroundings and if something looks not right call the police", says the store owner.

The surveillance video shows a black male wearing a camouflage coat with fur around the hood blue jeans and a blue and red striped shirt.

Now the humboldt police department is still investigating this break in. In humboldt, for 39 News, I’m Imani Williams.

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