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Thieves Steal Safes From Oakhurst Grocery Outlet

OAKHURST – At about 4 a.m. on Sunday morning, Oct. 18, Madera County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Grocery Outlet in Oakhurst for reports of a burglary.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered that the front door had been forced open, the alarm system and video surveillance system had been disabled, and that two safes had been removed from the office.

Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating this incident and will be processing physical evidence recovered from the scene. Anyone with information related to this burglary is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 559-675-7770.

Brandon and Jessica Steele, owners at Oakhurst Grocery Outlet, announced on the store’s Facebook page on Sunday that they were the victims of a burglary, and warned customers who wrote checks to take steps to protect themselves.

“Sometime after our store closed Saturday night, October 17, burglars illegally entered our store and left with safes that were bolted into the concrete and contained bank deposits from Friday and Saturday business,” they said in their Facebook post.

“We are making this announcement so that anyone who wrote checks to Oakhurst Grocery Outlet on Friday, October 16 or Saturday, October 17, is aware that their checks are now insecure.”

The owners advise anyone who wrote checks to Grocery Outlet on those two dates to “please contact your bank right away for guidance.”

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