Thief leaves evidence behind

Blood streaks at the scene collected by KPD

ERIN TAYLOR/Miner<br>
Arlin Arnel cleans up Thursday after someone broke the front window and stole $80 from the cash drawer overnight. The thief, who was apparently cut by the broken glass, left streaks of blood in the cash drawer.
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ERIN TAYLOR/Miner<br> Arlin Arnel cleans up Thursday after someone broke the front window and stole $80 from the cash drawer overnight. The thief, who was apparently cut by the broken glass, left streaks of blood in the cash drawer. <b><a href="Formlayout.asp?formcall=userform&form=20"target="_blank">Click here to purchase this image as a print or photo gift</a></b>

KINGMAN - The owner of Arnel Fence Co. believes the person who burglarized his business overnight Wednesday knew what they were looking for.

Around $80 was stolen from the business's cash drawer after someone broke the front window and reached in to grab money from an unlocked cash drawer. Owner Arlin Arnel said the burglar stole only what he could grab while reaching through the window, leaving a stack of one dollar bills that they were unable to reach.

The burglar, who used a rock and board to break the window, was apparently cut by the broken glass and left streaks of blood all over the scene. Police who responded to the scene took samples of the blood as evidence.

A desktop computer just under the window was not taken.

Arnel discovered the burglary after arriving for work at 6:30 a.m. Thursday. He said it is the sixth time the business had been broken into since opening at the location on Bank Street just off of Airway Avenue in 1989.

He said his first reaction upon seeing the broken window was, "Again?"

Arnel believes whomever stole the money knew the cash drawer was kept unlocked. The money was the only thing stolen.

"They knew we kept it unlocked because they didn't bring tools to pry it open," he said.

The business is equipped with a security system, but the motion detector failed to detect any suspicious activity.