Store burglary attempted early Monday

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Gazette staff
Monday, October 27, 2014

JANESVILLE—Two men wearing black bandannas over their faces, dark-colored hooded sweatshirts and jeans attempted to burglarize Stop-N-Go, 714 Center Ave., early Monday morning, according to a Janesville Police Department news release.

According to the release, two men entered the business just before 3 a.m. Monday through a locked rear door. They were surprised to find a convenience store clerk cleaning and fled on foot.

The business was open at the time of the incident, but all doors were locked while the clerk was cleaning.

The men did not display any weapons or threaten the male clerk, who was unharmed. No items were stolen.

Officers who responded to the scene found various burglary tools and containers outside the store.

A K-9 unit was called to the scene but was unable to track the men.

Store surveillance video is being reviewed, and the incident remains under investigation, according to the release.

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