LEETONIA - Police Chief John Soldano said no entry was made, but twice now someone has broken the glass door at the Village IGA this past week.
Both incidents were reported by a newspaper delivery driver, with the first one at 2:47 a.m. Monday when someone apparently shattered the glass with a rock. The second incident was reported at 3:11 a.m. Saturday.
"Both times nobody gained entry into the store. We're just trying to figure out what's going on," Soldano said.
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As IGA Foodliner owner Denny Beight waits momentarily outside, Leetonia Police Officer Dan Soules checks for anyone inside the market shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday. A large rock was used for the second time in a week to smash in the front door in an attempt to make entry into the store. The IGA had been checked by the officer shortly before the damage was discovered and reported by a delivery person for the Morning Journal and Salem News as she dropped papers at the store. Officer Soules also followed tracks as far as possible around a clothing drop box and along the side of the Iron Rails Cafe. It appeared no attempts were made to get into the cafe.
An officer had ridden through the parking lot at 2:30 a.m. Saturday and everything appeared fine at that time.
Officer Dan Soules also followed tracks as far as possible around a clothing drop box and along the side of the Iron Rails Cafe. It appeared no attempts were made to get into the cafe.
If anyone has any information about the incidents, they should call the department at 330-427-6711. Soldano said anonymous tips will be welcomed.