Car Wash Burglarized

Managers of a well-known local business are still in disbelief. More than $1,000 was taken from an office safe in less than a minute. The crooks knew what to take and exactly how to get it.

The burglary happened Wednesday morning at the Hub Car Wash on the north east side of Colorado Springs near Woodmen Road and Lexington Drive.

Managers believe the crime had to be an inside job.

Surveillance video obtained by 11 News shows the two people who broke into the car wash, sliding through shadow on their way to their target.

"It looked like someone planned this out," said sales manager Jesse Grewall.

The crooks got in by prying open and took a direct path to the office.

They carried in a softball-sized rock with them, to get into the office, and got out with cash and lottery tickets from the safe. Grewall estimates it took a total of 30 seconds.

"Someone had to have previous knowledge of the safe code," he said.

Only a select number of people who work, or have worked at the car wash in the past, have that kind of knowledge, which managers think has been exploited to make a quick buck.

"There's people out here trying to work hard and make an honest living, and we got other people who feel like, two seconds of breaking windows and opening a safe, that they earned that money or something," Grewall said. "It's unfair in some sense."

If you have any information on this burglary, call CrimeStoppers in Colorado Springs at 634-STOP.

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