(JOPLIN, Mo.) — Joplin Police Department and other agencies across the Midwest are searching for burglars who’ve broken into Best Buy stores. The burglaries involve gaining access through front doors or cutting holes in a roof to steal valuable merchandise.
Several electronics were stolen from Best Buy in Joplin, 3117, Turkey Creek Blvd. overnight Sun – Mon. Capt Nick Jimenez confirms with Joplin News First. He tells us a media release will be sent later in the day, Monday.
OTHER BEST BUY BURGLARIES
According to media reports in other towns Best Buy locations were burglarized including:
- Fayetteville, AR, August 8
- Tulsa, OK, August 9
- Abilene, TX, August 13
- Murfreesboro, TN
- Brentwood, TN
Although details are unknown as of now what happened in Joplin. Other locations were reported to have tens of thousands of dollars worth of merchandise stolen. In the range of 50,000 -$100,000 in value.
Burglaries were quick at other locations. Reported under 3 and 4 minutes total. They were in and out before authorities could arrive to the store(s).
This is a story we will continue to follow. Watch for updates.
KNWA contributed to this report.