The Iola Police Department (IPD) responded to a burglary at the Iola Subway at 6:35 a.m. Friday, March 25.
According to Police Chief Robert Prahl, entry was made by breaking the glass on the front doors. The burglary reportedly occurred between 9:35 p.m. on March 24 to 6:30 a.m. on March 25.
An unknown amount of money was taken from the store, located at 115 Meadow Rd.
Chris Aasen, who owns the Iola Subway with her husband, Don, reported that the burglar(s) broke into the store’s cash register and the safe. Aasen said that over $900 was taken.
“They were in and out very quickly,” Aasen stated. “They tore things apart and left a mess on the floor.”
She said the burglar(s) never entered the back room because nothing appeared to be touched.
Aasen noticed the break-in when she arrived for work at 6:15 a.m. She immediately called 911 and the IPD. “They got here quickly,” she said.
By 8:30 a.m., the store was open for business.
This is the first burglary at the Iola Subway. “It’s a very visible location,” Aasen stated, “so I never thought it would happen.”
There is no suspect(s) at this time and the burglary remains under investigation.