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Recovered Cash Register In Sand Dunes Brings Expected Results!

A Moses Lake business was robbed Monday morning and their cash register ended up in the sand dunes!

In an article published by the Columbia Basin Herald, the details are as follows….

A Soap Lake man was arrested Monday morning in connection with a burglary at the Red Door Café and Red Door Store in Moses Lake.

Assailants reportedly broke into the building in the 200 block of West Third Avenue by prying open the back door Friday night. There was no damage done to the door itself, but the café side of the business was rummaged through and a $200 cash register was stolen from the consignment side of the business, along with numerous other items. The register was later recovered at the Moses Lake Sand Dunes with all of its contents missing.

The burglary was reported to the Moses Lake Police Department on Sunday. Officers with the Moses Lake and Soap Lake police departments identified Tony Gonzales, 36, of Soap Lake, as a possible suspect. Gonzales was arrested Monday morning in Soap Lake and booked into the Grant County Jail for second-degree possession of stolen property. Several items stolen during the burglary were recovered when Gonzales was arrested, according to the Moses Lake Police Department.

Initial information indicates $600 in cash was stolen from different locations in the building, along with several pieces of jewelry.

It would’ve been great to see the recovery of the cash, but looks it wasn’t to be so. The good news is that they caught the suspect and hopefully that could lead back to some of the cash taken. I’m still wondering what the heck the suspect was doing out in the sand dunes.

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