Kiosk at Quincy Mall burglarized; more than $20,000 worth of cellphones taken

Posted: Jan. 15, 2013 11:38 am Updated: Jan. 29, 2013 12:15 pm

The Quincy Police Department is investigating a burglary of a kiosk at the Quincy Mall.

Officer Tim Bichsel said the Wavelengths store was burglarized at 7:57 a.m. Monday. Bichsel said surveillance video showed a suspect -- a light-skinned black or Hispanic man in his 20s between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10 and approximately 220 pounds -- crawled under the kiosk. The suspect used some sort of special instrument to pry open a case filled with cellphones, Bichsel said.

Bichsel said the suspect stole 38 phones, put them in a gray case and walked away. Bichsel said the value of the stolen merchandise was $20,950.

The mall was open for walkers, but most stores and kiosks were not open the time of the theft.

Anyone with information about the burglary is encouraged to call the Quincy Regional Crime Stoppers hotline at (217) 228-4474.