Police investigate break-in at Rotterdam medical building

September 26, 2018 12:36 PM

ROTTERDAM - A burglary at a medical practice building in Rotterdam is under investigation. Police say it happened sometime overnight Tuesday into Wednesday at the CapitalCare Family Practice on Elizabeth Street.

An employee arrived at the building around 6:40 Wednesday morning to find a broken window near the front door.

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Police say the window was broken with what appeared to be a rock and the person got inside and tried to steal a mounted television. It was damaged but he or she didn't get it.

Medication and records were in a secure location in the building.

There were cleaners there until about 9 p.m. Tuesday, so police say it happened sometime in about a nine-hour span. They're trying to narrow it down.

"We didn't get called here for an alarm, so we're still trying to figure out if there was an alarm and why it wasn't received by us, or if it's just an audible alarm that rings locally here and doesn't go to anywhere. So we're still trying to figure that out," said Lt. Bill Male with Rotterdam Police.

Something like this happened there two years ago -- a broken window and an attempt to steal a TV.

Investigators are searching for surveillance footage and looking for other leads.

Anyone with information is asked to call Rotterdam police at (518) 355-7331.


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