POLICE: Robbers close down Huckleberry Market

Mona Mattei
By Mona Mattei
November 24th, 2012

UPDATE: Grand Forks RCMP still have no suspects in the early morning break-in at Huckleberry Market.

The thieves got away in a pick-up truck and the police are asking the public to help them by reporting anything they may have seen that may help the case, said Grand Forks RCMP Corporal Richard Lanz.

Huckleberry Market is now reopened for business.


Thieves struck early Saturday morning breaking into Huckleberry Market at Christina Lake causing damages that will keep the store closed until late Monday.

Assistant manager Melanie Shenstone said the alarms at the store went off around 3:30 a.m. The thieves didn’t get much time in the store before police and management responded to the call.

Breaking in through the bottom window of the front doors, the thieves took only two items: the hard drives from the cash registers.

“The police think that the thieves hoped to retrieve credit card information from the drives,” said Shenstone. “But they will be disappointed. The only data on those drives are prices and inventory.”

The stores’ computer technicians say that the robbers can’t easily use the drives for their own computers as they are encrypted, and although they can turn the drives on, there’s not much information they can access.

The market will remain closed until they can replace the computer equipment for the tills, likely on late Monday afternoon, said Shenstone.

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