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Thieves tunnel through office buildings in Carthage robberies

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A thief or thieves in Carthage, Missouri are tunneling their way through multiple businesses in order to rob them.

Joe Coss owns the office building beside the Lab Health Network where police say burglars cut through a wall overnight Monday.

"Between the two of them someone had broken in and apparently had tunneled through from business to business in a mini mall scenario," says Coss.

The Carthage Police Department received a call around 6:11 a.m. on Tuesday from a frightened employee.

Once the suspect broke through the outside wall they went through the Blood Center and then broke through a wall through the office.  They went through one office, then broke through another wall to another office.  After that, they broke through yet another wall and ended up in the Missouri Loan Center, where the suspect stole an undisclosed amount of money.

"They went through a lot of trouble to gain access to the different buildings," says Captain Randy Kaiser of the Carthage Police Department.  "It just shows that they were determined to make access, but it's not that uncommon.  We see that from time to time."

While contractors work to patch up the pieces at the mini-mall walls, police are working through the evidence.

"Any type of evidence they might have left behind, including evidence like fingerprints, DNA or footprints, tool impressions, things like that are all things that we look for in the process of looking for evidence there," says Captain Kaiser.

Coss says he's always had good neighbors but now they'll have to keep a closer eye out for each other.

"I know that we will be conscious of it in the future, especially as we get into the fall season it gets darker earlier, we may have a little bit more of a patrol in our area," says Coss.

The investigation is ongoing.

Captain Kaiser is asking residents who may have any information to please contact the Carthage Police Department.

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