Archbold, OH

Thieves Break Into Auto Parts Store, Steal Safe, Cash

A thief broke into the Laub Auto Parts store and made off with the safe, which contained an undetermined amount of cash.

The police report on the incident states the theft occurred sometime between 2:30 pm, Saturday, July 21, and 12:20 pm, Sunday, July 22.

Thieves forced their way into the business through a first floor side door, making their way out through a front door.

Earlier in the month, break-ins were discovered at Auto Images and Wyse Electric Motor Repair. In both cases, cash and tools were stolen.

Martin Schmidt, Archbold police chief, said it is not known if the Laub Auto Parts break-in and the two earlier burglaries are connected.

Officers are investigating.

Other Thefts

In other cases, police are looking into a report of a theft in the Fox Chase Manufactured Housing Community.

Donald Pierce, 30, Wauseon, told police $2,010 in tools was stolen from a home in the community sometime between 5 am, Wednesday, July 18, when he left the home, and 2 pm when he returned.

When he arrived at the residence, he found the front door open, and the door jam damaged.

Pierce told officers he had been renovating the interior of the home, and that there were several power tools, including a radial arm saw, drill, and reciprocating saw. Those tools are now missing.

Police are investigating.


Police were dispatched to the Circle K about midnight, July 18, on a theft report.

A witness reported observing a subject place a bottle of vodka, valued at $4.27, in the bottom of a baby stroller and cover it with a blanket about 10 minutes prior to the call.

Officers are looking into the theft.

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