Photo courtesy of Barstool Sports.
“I have been here for 26 years and I have never seen anything like this before,” Roxanne Andresen said as she helped customers in the drive-thru window Monday morning.
As the owner of Jack’s Drive-in Liquor, located on the corner of E. 2nd Street and Carey Avenue, Andersen was contacted by police early Friday morning after police responded to an intruder alarm that had been set off by an unknown assailant.
It appeared the suspect had thrown a bottle of Pink Whitney New Amsterdam Vodka at the main entrance, shattering the glass, Gillette Police Department (GPD) Lt. Brent Wasson said. Andersen and police discovered the suspect had also picked up one of the rocks from in front of the business and thrown it through the 6-by-8-foot panel window on the west side of the building.
The broken glass was ¼-inch thick, Andersen said, and had been there since she had taken ownership of the business over 26 years ago.
“With everything that is going on, I just ordered extra beverages and cigarettes,” she said. “I really can’t afford to deal with this right now.”
As of Monday morning, police have no suspects and no new information regarding the incident, Wasson said. The investigation remains open and ongoing.