The Ephrata Police Department reported that a citizen stopped at the police station Aug. 28 at approximately 9:40 a.m. to report the front door to the Wine and Spirits Store, located at 31 W. Main St., was smashed.
Upon arrival police found that the business was entered and several liquor items were taken. Police determined the business was burglarized sometime after closing at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 and the morning of Aug. 28.
Although the manager who answered the phone at the Wine and Spirits store was unable to comment on the incident, it was determined after visiting the premises that the store remains open. The door, which still maintains its frame, has been temporarily boarded by wood. There were no signs indicating altered hours or closures, however the store will not be open Labor Day, Sept. 3.
Police said the estimated value of damage to the door is approximately $250. An undetermined amount/value of liquor was taken.
Anyone with information regarding the burglary is asked to call police at 738-9200. More BREAK-IN, page A6