In scenarios similar to recent Idyllwild commercial burglaries, burglars broke into Lake Hemet Market in the early morning of Saturday, Dec. 29. Manger Alex Tomazin said they apparently used a small propane tank to break the glass in the market's front door sometime between 6:15 and 6:45 a.m.
Just as in the Fairway Market incident, burglars tried to remove the store ATM but were unsuccessful. Tomazin said burglars took cigarettes and other small change items.
Hemet Station deputies responded and took a report.
Anyone with information regarding this incident should call Hemet Station at (951) 791-3400.