July 31, 2009 11:00:00 AM
Tim Pratt -
STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Police Department is continuing to investigate a break-in this week at the Sears store on Highway 12.
The incident happened between the time employees left the store Tuesday night and when they arrived Wednesday morning, Starkville Police Department Capt. Frank Nichols said.
Police were called to the store in University Crossing Shopping Center shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday when an employee arrived and found glass broken out of the front door, Nichols said. Officers canvassed the scene and found the suspect or suspects had gone through the store''s cash registers, though Nichols was unsure how much money, if any, was stolen.
Police found partial footprints at the scene they think could belong to the suspect or suspects, Nichols said.
"Any normal thing may seem small to the untrained eye, but we''re looking for anything we can find," he said of the footprints.
Starkville police have interviewed several people about the break-in, but the investigation is ongoing.
"We are still actively looking for suspects," Nichols said.
According to Nichols, multiple Starkville businesses have been burglarized over the past few weeks, though he would not provide any additional details.
Anyone with information about the Sears break-in or other commercial burglaries can call Starkville police at 323-4131.