The owner of a janitorial service reported to Denton police that someone broke into his business and took two guitars and an amplifier he stored at the shop.
The person broke a front window to gain entry into the shop in the 400 block of Dallas Drive and attempted to use a screwdriver to access the back room but ended up kicking in the door, according to the crime report.
Missing were a guitar valued at $2,500, a guitar valued at $200 and an amplifier valued at $4,000, the owner told police.
An employee discovered the break-in when he arrived at work at 7:30 a.m. Friday, the owner reported.
The owner told police he locks the back room because he stores some personal items in there that are not part of the business, including the guitars and amplifier.
He told police it would be awkward for one person to carry the amplifier out alone, but the person would have had to exit the shop through the window because both the front and rear doors cannot be unlocked without a key.
3500 block of East University Drive — A man reported to Denton police that when he picked up his boat from the upholstery shop, the battery and bimini top were missing.
The man dropped the boat off June 30 to have the seats re-upholstered and he was told the boat was complete and ready to pick up Saturday, he reported.
When he arrived at the shop, the items were missing from the boat, he told police, and the shop owner said he didn’t know anything about it.
The shop owner told police neither of the items were on the boat when the man dropped them off and the man had told him the battery was at home.
— Rachel Mehlhaff
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