Crimestoppers: We need you.

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Yes, by assigning this blog post to the "Breaking News" category I am quite literally and intentionally punning.

Colorado Springs Independent

You see, our office building, located at 235 S. Nevada Ave. across from the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, has been broken into and burglarized three times over the past two weeks.

See: breaking news.

The first incident happened between Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m. and Monday, May 1 at 8 a.m.

The second incident happened in the early morning hours, about 2 a.m. on Thursday, May 9 when power was also cut to the building.

The most recent incident happened sometime after 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 11.

Each time, the burglar(s) broke into our basement through various vents or windows facing the parking lot between our main building and our little side building on Vermijo Street.

They did their damnedest to get into all secure areas of the Independent building, and with every improvement in security we make, they get more violent and destructive with the damage.

They have stolen technology from both the Independent and Inside Out Youth Services (a nonprofit) including eight computers, a flat-screen TV, a Nintendo Wii, cameras, recorders, ear phones, cords, and even a box of one of our editor's Pop-Tarts (for real).

We are asking for the community's help.

If you happened to see anything strange on those dates, or anyone who looked to be casing out the joint or you've heard anyone talking about it, we'd love to hear from you.

Or if you run across a suspicious sale of iMac computers on craigslist or something.

If you see anything suspicious moving forward, we'd love for you to call the cops or contact us directly. You can reach our general manager Carrie Simison-Bitz at carrie@csindy.com or 719/577-4545.

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