Two burglaries reported

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The Steamboat Springs Police Department is investigating two burglaries that happened Wednesday night or Thursday morning.

More than $7,000 in electronics was stolen from a TCD construction trailer at a work site at 2318 Ski Trail Lane. On the same night, Backcountry Provisions deli was burglarized for a fourth time, with $50 worth of coins taken from its cash register. Unlike the other burglaries that have occurred at the business in the past two months, no deli food was taken, Steamboat Springs police Capt. Joel Rae said.

In the construction-site burglary, three laptop computers, two digital cameras, cell phones and a pair of Bose headphones were taken. The trailer door was broken down, causing more than $300 worth of damage, Rae said.

The police have no suspects in the burglary.

However, they do have suspects in the Backcountry Provisions break-ins.

Police think the past four break-ins are tied to the same person, Rae said. As in the previous incidents, there was no sign of forced entry into the deli, and Rae suspects that in the most recent case, the door to the deli was left unlocked accidentally by an employee leaving that night.

After the third burglary, the owners of Backcountry Provisions had their locks changed.

The police have been doing extra surveillance of the building since the break-ins began.

The last break-in at the deli, 635 Lincoln Ave., happened Sept. 29 when $60 in coins was taken from the cash register along with 6 pounds of liverwurst, 9 pounds of Swiss cheese, 16 pounds of roast beef and a loaf of sourdough bread. An $800 pair of skis also was taken.

The first break-in happened Sept. 5 when more than $300 in cash was stolen. The second was Sept. 20, when about $250 was taken from the cash register, along with 9 pounds of turkey, 10 pounds of ham, two packages of sausage jerky, a 5-pound loaf of mozzarella cheese and a 5-pound loaf of Munster cheese.

-- To reach Christine Metz call 871-4229

or e-mail cmetz@steamboatpilot.com

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