News: Colby - H.S. Burglarized (10 Oct 1974)
Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt
----Source: The Tribune-Phonograph (Abbotsford, WI) 10/10/2018
Originally published in the Tribune-Phonograph, October 10, 1974
Colby High burglarized
The main office and vault of Colby High School was burglarized sometime during Saturday night, October 6, or early Sunday morning, Colby-Abbotsford police chief John Nelson said.
An investigation of the crime revealed that entrance was gained by breaking the glass in the northwest door and reaching in and releasing the panic door handle. The subject or subjects then went to the man office, where they broke he glass by the front or north office door in order to reach in and open the door lock from the inside.
The main office was ransacked by prying open the deck drawers, and moving one desk away from the vault areas so they could damage the vault and gain entry.
The vault’s metal door is damaged and the dial and knob were knocked off. The burglars were unable to open the vault door and entry to the vault was gained by knocking out the cement block in the wall to the left of the door.
The interior of the vault was ransacked, but only a small amount of change was taken. The files in the principal’s office were gone through, but nothing was taken.
The burglars apparently thought the Friday football receipts would be in the building, but they has been placed in the bank’s night deposit, Nelson said.
The area was dusted for fingerprints, but none were found.
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