The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

May 2, 2013

Beer, cigarettes taken in burglary at Joplin store

— Someone kicked in the front door of the Fastrip convenience store at 2702 S. Main St. early Thursday and made off with beer and cigarettes, according to a Joplin police report.

A caller reported seeing a man trying to break into the business at 2:13 a.m., but he was nowhere to be found when officers arrived. Police Cpl. Chuck Niess said some cigarettes and two 18-packs of beer appeared to have been stolen.