The Trex Mart in Camden Point, Mo. became the site of a burglary investigation for the second time in a span of six months.
According to the company’s Facebook post, an unknown number of people broke through the glass door entryway at about 11 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26 using unknown methods to enter the building. Once inside, the suspects apparently did thousands of dollars of damage to the front counter area and shelving throughout the store.
Trex Mart also said the thieves made away with the ATM inside, urging people on Facebook to help find the individuals responsible. Photos from the scene show large amounts of broken glass, twisted metal in the entryway and a large area ransacked during the crime. There was also visible damage to computers and other items.
The Platte County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the incident, but no charges have been filed in the case. No other details have been provided in the case.
Workers were on site Thursday morning working to clean up the mess. The store opened for business that day despite the damage done to the exterior and interior.
On Thursday, Jan. 19 of this year, four individuals forced their way into the Camden Point store at about 1 a.m. and used a pry bar to remove a safe located under a counter.
Surveillance camera footage from the store showed the suspects were wearing hooded sweatshirts pulled tight to partially obscure their faces. Pictures of two of the suspects were provided to the public, but no charges have been filed in that case.
The suspects took the safe and left the area in a dark colored Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Anyone with information in regards to either crime, or anyone who may know the identity of the suspects is encouraged to contact the Platte County Sheriff’s Office by the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS or submit a TIP on the Platte County Sheriff’s Office website www.plattesheriff.org and clicking on “Crime Tip Form.”