Break-in at local sporting goods store

Break-in at local sporting goods store

Asheville Police are on the scene of an early morning break-in.

It happened at the Frugal Backpacker in Westgate Shopping Center.

Our crew on the scene says they saw what appeared to be a rope tied to the door which was used to yank it open. The burglar alarms were set off.

Police say some merchandise was stolen from the store.

The store itself does not have surveillance, but APD is working to get footage from other shops in Westgate.

Police say a similar break-in happened at another store in West Asheville on Monday.

If you know anything about either burglary, call Crime Stoppers at 828-255-5050.

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