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Corridor Store Bouncing Back After Break-In

HIAWATHA, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28)--One corridor store is getting back on its feet after being burglarized.

Farmer's daughters market in Hiawatha was broken into two weeks ago.

The owner says she's now taking several precautionary measures.

While nothing major was stolen from the store, the owner says the break in took away her peace of mind.

Something she's now working to get back.

"I couldn't even walk in. I was so scared because I knew when I pulled into the drive way that something wasn't right, said Jennifer Goodlove, owner of Farmers Daughters Market.

It's a feeling Jennifer Goodlove says she doesn't want to experience again.

"I saw footprints walking all the way down to the driveway. And another set of footprints walked all the way around the perimeter, she said, but there was an even bigger surprise waiting as she walked closer to her store.

"When I walked up to the door, this was all busted out. Everything all the glass went all the way back to the walking cooler back here."

Jennifer says it was $1,300 in damage for a cash register with little money inside.

"They might have got less than a hundred bucks, she said.

We spoke with Hiawatha Police about the crime and they say "as of right now this is still a developing investigation."

Jennifer has already put some safety measures in place.

"We've put in a whole new security system. Weve upgraded the lights outside and we have to do some more motions detectors as well, she said.

Expensive steps she hopes will stop something like this from happening in the future. As for the people behind it: The first thing that they make a mistake on is that they start bragging about what they did, Jennifer said. So I'm sure they'll get caught.

Jennifer is urging anyone with information about the break in to call Hiawatha police or the Linn County Sheriff's office.
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