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Burglar uses sledgehammer to break through wall

Published On: Jul 31 2012 10:11:54 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 31 2012 05:23:54 PM CDT

Police in New Bern say a person broke into Sunless Expressions on Highway 17Monday night and then used a sledgehammer to break through the wall into the next-door business.

Investigators believe the real target of the break-in bandit was the Advanced Signs next door.

"We're still kind of all baffled about that," Jay Phillips,owner of Advanced Signs, said. "It doesn't make sense why they wouldn't go through this door."

No cash was taken from Advanced Signs, but a small amount of cash was stolen from Sunless Expressions.

Police are hoping evidence collected at the scene will lead to an arrest.