Smash-and-grab at comic book store

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 4/29/2021 4:52:49 PM

Escape Hatch Books on Jaffrey’s Main Street was broken into in the early hours of Wednesday morning, according to Jaffrey Police.

Jaffrey Police Chief Todd Muilenberg said police were alerted around 2:16 a.m. on Wednesday morning by a resident after someone smashed a window at Escape Hatch Books, which primarily sells comic books, and entered the building.

Police found a window on the side of the building smashed, Muilenberg said.

“We believe they entered the building and removed some merchandise. We are still getting an inventory to determine exactly what,” Muilenberg said.

In a post on the Escape Hatch Books Facebook page, at least some of the merchandise taken has been identified as cards for the tabletop game Magic The Gathering.

“(It) seems almost 100 percent certain to be someone who had been in the shop before,” the post read, followed by a request for any information from the public on the robbery.

Police have at least one witness related to the crime who reported seeing at least one person police believe to be involved, but police have not ruled out involvement from additional suspects.

If anyone has any information, they should contact Jaffrey police at 532-7865. Reporting parties can remain anonymous if they wish.


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