Crime & Courts

Burglar drops through roof, robs safe

A burglar broke in through the roof at an AC Moore arts and crafts store in Hickory overnight.

Police say someone dropped into the store on Sunday night through an air vent in the ceiling. The robber was able to bypass the alarms and cut open the safe, taking an undisclosed amount of money. Officials say the thief escaped through the hole in the roof where they came in.

A source says it appeared that more than one person was involved and that the crooks knew what they were doing. The store closed and reopened before noon on Monday.