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Overland Park Boost Mobile store faces $60,000 in damages after second break-in

Thieves target store for second time in two weeks
Posted at 1:19 PM, Nov 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-24 20:28:33-05

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- It's not the Black Friday one cell phone store owner was hoping for.

A break-in happened at the Boost Mobile Store in the 7600 block of Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park.

What was supposed to be a weekend of sales, is now clean-up.

"Right now, we cannot work a whole weekend," Owner Khader Al-Mahdawi said. "No inventory, we have a lot of damage, so it's just really sad."

Just a little after midnight, in just minutes, surveillance video shows thieves breaking down doors and stealing several items from the store.

Al-Mahdawi is hoping these screenshots will be able to show who did this.

"We work 7 days, we work really hard to make money to survive, and then in two minutes, they take, $30-, $40,000," he said.

Al-Mahdawi said just last week they had another break-in.

Between the two, he said they're looking at roughly $60,000 in damages, which could take at least a year to cover.

Overland Park police said this is still under investigation. If you have any information, you’re asked to call them.


Rae Daniel is a reporter for 41 Action News. See her full report on 41 Action News at 6 p.m.