April 29, 2020

Gas station burgled for 3rd time in a year

Gas station burgled for 3rd time in a year

More than $10,000 worth of merchandise, primarily vaping supplies, was stolen from the Gas ‘N Go on in Lemon Creek on April 16, according to a Juneau Police Department release.

“Every case is different,” said Lt. Jeremy Weske. “Some are more difficult to solve than others.”

The suspect or suspects also caused roughly $5,000 in damage breaking through the door of the gas station. The suspects triggered an alarm at roughly 3 a.m., initiating a JPD response, according to the department.

“It’s hard to hide something super-unique,” Weske said. “You hope someone sees it and comes forward to say something.”

The Gas ‘N Go in Lemon Creek was robbed on April 16, 2020. Burglars stole roughly $10,000 in vaping and e-cigarette supplies, a Juneau Police Department spokeperson said. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

The last break-in at the business, occurring on Dec. 31, 2019, involved three suspects using a rock to break through a window before stealing the same manner of merchandise, primarily e-cigarette liquid. The suspects were never identified or arrested.

Before the December break in, the Gas ‘N Go had been broken into roughly seven months before.

Anyone with information is encouraged by JPD to log on to the Juneau Crime Line Web site to report their tip. People may also call Juneau Crime Line at 523-7700 or JPD at 586-0600. Tipsters may be eligible for a reward.

Crime Line is a non-profit organization designed to aid police agencies. Tipsters are guaranteed anonymity and given a number when claiming a reward of up to $2,000.

• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at 757.621.1197 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.

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