Cushing police continue to investigate two downtown business burglaries this morning. Citizen help is needed!
This morning (Monday, Feb. 22) Cushing police continue to investigate the burglaries of two downtown Cushing businesses. The first burglary was reported Sunday morning at Merchandise Wholesalers, 121 E. Cherry Street, and the second burglary was reported this morning at Nuevo Vallarta Mexican Restaurant, 211 N. Cleveland Street.
During the burglary at Merchandise Wholesalers, a thief forced entry into business and made off with dirt bikes and an assortment of motorcycle helmets. Similar entry was made into Nuevo Vallarta Mexican Restaurant, where a thief took an undetermined amount of cash. It is possible both crimes may be connected, but police have yet to make that determination. Police are continuing to process evidence taken from one of the crime scenes this morning.
“Anytime we have one of our businesses burglarized, we realize the immediate negative impact it has on them”, Chief Terry Brannon said. “Although we continue to investigate these two burglaries this morning, we must have help from our citizens, which is always our best asset. If you live or passed thru the area of Merchandise Wholesalers, and saw something suspicious Saturday night into Sunday morning, we want to know about it. If you live or passed thru the area of Nuevo Vallarta, and saw something suspicious Sunday night into this morning, we want to know about it”, Brannon said.
MPO Bill McCarty is currently handling the burglary investigation at Merchandise Wholesalers, and Sgt. Jack Ford is handling the burglary investigation at Nuevo Vallarta.
Anyone with any information about either of these crimes is encouraged to contact the police department at (918) 225-1212.