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Lake Geneva police making progress on tavern burglary

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Kevin Hoffman
July 8, 2011
— Lake Geneva police say they’re making progress investigating a burglary at a local pub last week, but they’re still asking for help to catch those responsible.

Police said two men broke into the Next Door Pub, 411 Interchange North, at about 4:55 a.m. June 27. The burglars then forced their way into the office and carried out a large safe that contained nine bank bags with a “large amount of cash,” according to a news release from Walworth County Crime Stoppers.


Lake Geneva Detective Jeff Nethery would not disclose how much money was in the safe. He said police have made progress in the case over the last week, but he would not provide specifics.


Police provided a photo taken from the surveillance camera that shows two men inside the pub. In the image, one man is attempting to open the office door while another appears to be swinging a hammer at the camera.


Nethery would not confirm if that was the case. He also wouldn’t say if police believed the incident is linked to any other crimes in the area.


The safe taken by the burglars weighs between 100 and 130 pounds, Nethery said. That doesn’t include any items that were inside it.


Anyone with knowledge of the case is asked to call Nethery at the Lake Geneva Police Department at (262) 248-4455 or Crime Stoppers at (262) 723-2677. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000.



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