Two businesses in downtown Cape Girardeau burglarized during overnight hours

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Over the weekend two businesses in downtown Cape Girardeau were burglarized during the overnight hours.  

Those businesses include Katy O’Ferrell’s and Threadz and Treads. 

The owner of Threadz and Treads, Kelli Seabuagh, says that her business is usually closed on Mondays, but she happened to stop by and was welcomed to the unwanted surprise. 

“Monday afternoon after locking up the store on Saturday evening and came in and noticed that our back door was probably about two feet open,” said Seabaugh. 

Cape Girardeau police say one suspect is behind both of the break-ins, a white male with a thin build who is about 6 feet to six feet three inches tall.  

Seabaugh believes that this suspect had to climb through a window that was barely unlocked to get inside. 

“It makes me feel like I need to take a little bit more precautions inside the store as in actual security and having some security cameras because and it seems like you just can’t trust a whole lot of people out there anymore,” said Seabaugh. 

Seabaugh knows that new cameras have been placed in the downtown area but she believes that some need to be placed in the alleys to protect people and businesses.  

“We really need to pay attention to our alleys in the back because everybody has that backdoor access to the alley and that’s where these people are coming in,” said Seabaugh. 

If you recognize this individual or know any information Cape Girardeau Police Department, ask if you contact them. Business line 573-335-6621, Anonymous Tip Line 573-339-6313, or text “CAPEPD” to 847411. 


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