Theft at Village Market, Over $6,000 Taken

This post was authored by Henri Gendreau ’16, Associate Managing Editor for the Collegian.

Village Market Manager Tim Newton said video footage revealed that an individual used a crowbar to gain entry to the Market.

Village Market Manager Tim Newton said video footage revealed that an individual used a crowbar to gain entry to the Market. (Credit — Henri Gendreau)

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.

15 responses

  1. why would you ask whether someone who works at the market committed the crime. and why would you report that you asked it and that they declined to comment.

    • Because it sounds as if the person who committed the crime had knowledge of the offices and other protected spaces of the market that only an employee may know.

      • doors are fucking doors, you liberal fart. Anybody with a crowbar could figure out Farr Hall, but sure, profile the townies.

    • The thief “went straight to the office, found hidden cash, removed the cash and left.” If it was a random break-in, they would have presumably looked around first.

      • Christ almighty: money is typically kept in the office after its all counted. Like that’s where it goes once you finalize a til. (This concept probably unfamiliar to those of you who had unpaid internships). Regardless, this is awful for the market and I hope things work out.

      • As someone who has worked in retail and was in charge of counting and storing all of the money and is quite conservative and not a “liberal fart” as you so eloquently put it, money is kept in the office, but is usually kept in a safe, which either has a passcode only known to managers, or is opened by a key that only a few have access to. So, no, not anyone with a crowbar could figure it out.

    • Some tell me when you see looking like that you have careful for me for the time for that time I am very sorry

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  3. What does “liberal” have to do with any of this? If one substituted that phrase with “brain-dead conservative” would it make more or less sense? Do you get my point?

  4. First of all, who keeps 6k in their office? And not locked in a safe?! I guess they aren’t a fan of night drops which is strange when there is a bank around the corner.

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