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Police investigate break-in at Unity Center

The glass door at the Unity Center, shattered during a break-in early Monday morning, had been replaced by Monday afternoon. (Alex Ross Photo)

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Police are investigating an early morning break-in at The Unity Center after someone shattered a glass front door and made off with $6 from the Center’s donation jar.

Center Manager and Events Coordinator Bobby Garcia posted about the break-in Monday in the Questions, Discussions and Ideas For Creating A Better Roswell Facebook group.

The break-in at the center, located in the 100 block of East Bland Street, happened at about 3:30 a.m. on Monday, Garcia said in the post.

Roswell Police Public Information Officer Todd Wildermuth said the incident is under investigation. Garcia said the money from the jar was the only thing that he noticed was missing.

He said that he had emptied out the jar a few days before.

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Footage from a security camera in the lobby of the Unity Center shows a stone being thrown through the glass front door and then a male with short hair, and his shirt covering the lower half of his face, kicking the rest of the glass before making his way inside.

The male was wearing glasses and had on a Nike T-shirt.

Garcia, who lives close to the center, said in an interview that he came to the scene after the alarm went off. He then called the police.

Garcia said no clues were left behind and there are no suspects in the break-in.

The door was replaced at a cost of $200, Garcia said.

No break-ins or thefts have happened at the center before, he said.

The center was closed Monday but will re-open today, July 16, at 4 p.m.

People with any information about the break-in can contact Roswell Police at 575-624-6770.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.

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