Break in at gas station results in stolen beer

  A break-in at the 4-Corners Convenience Store in Terry was reported Thursday morning. The February 25 call came in shortly after 3:30 a.m. after newspaper carriers beginning their early morning routes noticed the shattered glass on the front door of the convenience store, according to Prairie County Sheriff Bill Klunder.

A piece of metal was recovered from the site that was likely used to shatter the glass.
Beer was the only missing item, according to owner Chris Ueland. Specific amounts stolen were not given.
“It could have been worse,” Ueland said. “They could have ransacked the place and turned everything upside down.”
Shards of glass were spread out from the outside gas pumps to the inside coolers lining the west end wall of the store.
“There was glass everywhere,” Ueland said. 
After spending the morning cleaning up the area, the front door was replaced later that same day.
Ueland has owned the gas station, located on the east end of Terry at the corner of secondary highway 253 and Spring Street, for nearly three years.
The break in remains under investigation, with officials attempting to locate the origins of the piece of metal that contains specific information on it.

Published Mar. 3, 2010

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