Two burglaries reported in Austin

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 28, 2000

At 12:08 a.

Thursday, December 28, 2000

At 12:08 a.m. Tuesday morning, Austin police officers on routine patrol discovered a burglary at Double K Specialty Inc.

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The officers saw a broken garage window and immediately investigated, finding evidence that indicated that the suspects already had left in a vehicle. The suspect had entered and exited from the same east side window, where broken pieces of glass had been cleared from the opening. Footprints were found from the southeast corner of the building to the window and back again.

Taken in the burglary were an AIWA bookshelf/stereo valued at $300, a laptop computer, $20 cash and an empty red bank bag.

Austin police and the Mower County Sheriff’s Department are investigating whether the Double K burglary is related to another – at D.J. Repair R.V. Service.

D.J. Repair owner Dale Ackland was working on equipment at 6:50 p.m. Monday night, five hours before the Double K burglary, when he heard voices behind a building on his property. After shining a flashlight on the individuals, Ackland saw two people running toward the A.A. building nearby. One suspect was wearing a black ski mask. Both suspects left in a white vehicle with a black stripe.

One RV was ransacked, but no estimate of damage or loss has yet been made.

Evidence was collected at both scenes and both remain under investigation.