PALMER, Alaska — Alaska State Troopers are investigating a pretty bold break-in near Palmer, in which thieves emptied a store filled with thousands of dollars worth of antiques.
Driving past, you'd never know what was inside the rustic roadside complex near mile 37.5 of the Glenn Highway.
It's been locked up for years. The neighbors check on the property from time to time and it seemed pretty secure.
That was until last week when someone kicked in the door and emptied out all of the valuables inside.
They took everything -- antique bicycles, native dolls, Fur Rondy memorabilia, even a mastadon tooth, said the store owner, Bill Lowe, who has been living down in Minnesota, taking care of his wife who recently passed away from brain cancer.
Investigators think the thieves used a truck to haul the goods away.
“Me and my son were going to move back there and reopen that business and take it easy and have fun doing an antique business,” Lowe said by phone Monday.