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Local restaurant burglarized

Saturday, September 13, 2008

HARMONY -- The Clay County Sheriff's Department is seeking help from the public regarding an overnight burglary at a restaurant.

CCSD Deputy/K-9 Handler Brison Swearingen told The Brazil Times that sometime late Friday night or early Saturday morning a door was kicked in at Chaney's Diner & Deli, 1945 E. United States 40, Harmony. An undisclosed amount of cash and items were taken.

No other burglaries have been reported to the CCSD at this time. However, officials are hopeful that someone saw something and will come forward with additional information.

"We are looking for any information about suspicious activity that someone might have noticed around the diner or in the Harmony area," Swearingen, who responded initially, said. "Detective Jeff Maynard has also been on the scene and collected evidence. We have some leads, but any other information would be an additional benefit to the case."

The owners of the restaurant, Paul and Teresa Chaney, were unavailable to comment when contacted by The Brazil Times Saturday afternoon due to making repairs. However employees confirmed the diner is open for normal business hours.

To report information about this case, or any other, contact the Clay County Sheriff's Department at 446-2535.

The Brazil Times will update this story when more information becomes available.

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No alarm?

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Sat, Sep 13, 2008, at 8:16 PM

insurance money maybe???

i'm w/lee thall~"no alarm?"

-- Posted by hvnslilangel on Sat, Sep 13, 2008, at 11:39 PM

i'm w/lee thall, no alarm?

no cameras? maybe insurance??

this story is a lil odd!

-- Posted by hvnslilangel on Sat, Sep 13, 2008, at 11:46 PM

It's not odd. Alarms are expensive and even more so for business owners who get charged double for everything. Most people wouldn't risk insurance fraud and increased premiums for what little sounds like it was taken. What's "odd" is the fact that some punk thinks it's all right to kick someone's door in and take property they didn't buy or work for. For shame people!

-- Posted by exbrazilrez on Sun, Sep 14, 2008, at 8:56 AM

A lot of insurance companies offer a discount for having an alarm. Maybe this burglary didn't net the culprit much, but what if it had? What if there was a lot of vandalism? Not worth the cost of an alarm? And while you're at it, could you please post a link documenting that business owners get charged double for everything?

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Sun, Sep 14, 2008, at 1:32 PM

I can't believe the comments that throw suspicion on Chaney's. It is by far not out of the realm of possibility that this is simply a breaking and entering crime.

To the Chaney's, thank you for providing such a nice business in Harmony. I hope whoever is vandalizing you is soon caught and brought to justice.

-- Posted by localgal on Sun, Sep 14, 2008, at 8:02 PM

I don't need to post any kind of link, Lee. Have you owned a business? I have and I can show you receipts - not that I will because it's none of your business. But, let me assure you that most service contracts charge much more for businesses than for residents. I'm certainly glad for the follow up article today that indicates these business owners HAVE taken security precautions. I still can't believe people who place the blame of break-ins on the victims. Amazing.

-- Posted by exbrazilrez on Mon, Sep 15, 2008, at 5:15 AM

Yes XBrazil, I have owned a business. And I am also glad that they posted a follow-up. Burglarized 3 times and still not caught. Obviously their securtiy precautions didn't work did they? How many months of alarm service do you suppose they could have paid for with the loss of two cash registers, food spoilage, damage incured, discount on insurance, etc? But obviously you know it all.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Mon, Sep 15, 2008, at 3:57 PM

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