This post was authored by Henri Gendreau ’16, Associate Managing Editor for the Collegian.
A person dressed in a black hoodie, mask and sporting gloves broke into the Village Market over the weekend, making off with $6,170.12 in cash, checks and change.
Video footage reveals that at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, an individual crow-barred the Market’s back doors and an inner door, according to Village Market Manager Tim Newton.
Newton said that when he came in on Saturday morning he noticed that “the door leading from the Deli was not locked” — it was ajar.
“As I was doing my rounds, checking things out, I noticed that cash and checks and change were missing,” he said.
According to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) report on the incident, the video reveals that “an unknown suspect entered the store from the basement entrance, went straight to the office, found hidden cash, removed the cash and left the way he entered.”
Newton said that the Market was making external and internal changes to prevent future break-ins.
“Kenyon is upgrading the doors” and “making it much more difficult for anything like that to happen again,” Newton said.
Newton would not comment on whether the burglary was committed by someone who works at the Market.
KCSO Lt. Tom Durbin did not immediately respond to a voicemail message seeking comment, but Newton said the investigation is ongoing.