Owner Eric Mawer estimates he’s about six to eight hundred dollars in the hole after the Iron River General Store was broken into on Friday night.
“It’s the second time in a year” he says. “They didn’t take a whole lot, but they were pretty sneaky. They went to the back door I use to enter the store and they unscrewed the light fixture – which is a pretty bright light – and screwed it back in again, then broke the window to get in. They shut my security off, I just have a motion sensor. It almost seems like an inside job.”
Nearly 200 dollars in cash floats, about twenty packages of cigarettes, two pellet guns and all the lighters in the store were taken. Mawer says he bought a guard dog last year for these kinds of situations, but for whatever reason it didn’t make any noise during the break-in.
Mawer was in Camrose at the time of the incident and his staff had to deal with the aftermath the next day.