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Bungling burglars steal safe, leave cash

Unknown suspects who burglarized a South County church cafe have taken themselves out of the running for the label of criminal mastermind, Nevada County’s sheriff says.

A employee with the Crossroads Church Cafe and Bookstore reported the burglary over the weekend, Sheriff Keith Royal said. Responding officers determined the thieves took a cash register with about $25 in loose change and a large empty safe from the business premises, Royal said.

Evidence found by investigators indicates the thieves struggled to drag the heavy safe from the store, Royal said.

“The $25 they stole won’t be enough to pay the doctor to treat the self-induced hernia,” Royal joked.

Compounding the bungled burglary attempt, the individuals reportedly left several drawers full of cash behind.

“The report describes the criminals as low IQ,” Royal said.

To contact Staff Writer Matthew Renda, email mrenda@theunion.com or 530-477-4239.

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