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Monograms Plus burglarized early Wednesday; cash, jewelry taken

CULLMAN - Longtime Cullman Warehouse District merchant Monograms Plus was burglarized in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Nov. 22, by a man who was captured on surveillance cameras.

Cullman Police Department Lt. Gene Bates said the man, described by storeowner Margaret Hamm as white, wearing a camouflage cap, a black North Face hoodie and painter’s pants, made forcible entry to the business’ service entrance around 6:15 a.m. Store employees became aware of the burglary upon opening for business a short time later.

A noticeably upset Hamm spoke to The Tribune via telephone.

“We have him on tape,” she said. “He came in at 6:17 a.m. and he used a knife and a crowbar. He was in and out in five minutes.”

Hamm said the suspect took cash and a large amount of the store’s extensive Ronaldo jewelry collection.

The value of everything stolen is still being calculated, as the store has spent today doing an inventory, but Hamm estimates it will be “several thousand dollars.”

“He was observed by employees of other businesses this morning,” Hamm continued, “and we’ve already had deadbolts installed today.”

On a more personal note, Hamm said, “You know, we (the staff) spent last night shopping for our church’s angel tree and then had dinner together…then to come in this morning to this…”

Monograms Plus is located at 103 First Ave. NE Ste. 120.

Said Bates, “Sgt. Eric Cole is the lead on this investigation. If anyone has any information, they can call the police department and speak to Sgt. Cole.”

Reach the police department at 256-734-1434.

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