|February 6, 2014
Main Street Market burglarized
By Adriana Fehrs
The burglars broke into the Main Street Market of Polson using a large lug nut type wrench, shattering the front entrance. Business continued as usual, but a temporary canvas tarp was used while they waited on their new temper-free glass door. (Adriana Fehrs photo)
POLSON — The Main Street Market of Polson, a tribally owned convenience store, was broken into and robbed in the early morning of Tuesday, February 2.
The business, located at 208 Main Street, has been owned and operated by Rod and Peggy VanNess of Polson since 1999.
At around four a.m. Tuesday morning the Polson City Police arrived at the home of Rob and Peggy VanNess to inform them that their business had been broken into. The alarm had been tripped, and the front glass door entrance shattered.
Even after the robbery of the Main Street Market of Polson, owners Peggy and Rob Vanes continue to operate their business. (Adriana Fehrs photo)
Review of the surveillance footage showed two males broke into the convenience store. One male stood watch as the other male used a lug nut type wrench to shatter the glass door. The alarm was then tripped, causing the first male to run away. The other male, who had gained access into the store, ran out, slipped on the ice, but ran back into the store to steal a six-pack of Coors Light.
Peggy VanNess says, “When I arrived at the business there was glass everywhere, and the front door was completely shattered.” The Polson City Police are currently investigating the break-in, and the owners feel confident that the burglars will be caught.
Customers express sympathy and give their encouragement to owners Peggy and Rod VanNess, owners of the Main Street Market of Polson. Business continued as usual while the waited on their new temper-free glass door. (Adriana Fehrs photo)
The business opened as usual Tuesday morning after the robbery. Peggy VanNess says, “It is a pitiful invasion.”
The Glass Connection of Polson will put in a new temper-free glass door by late afternoon Tuesday. Peggy and Rod plan to attach large steel bars across the new door to better deter future break-ins.
As of this printing, the burglars have not be caught.