Story last updated at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2002

Rapping burglars hit music store
A local music store fell victim to a rap-loving thief or thieves last weekend after the store was burglarized Friday night or Saturday morning.

Rudy Multz, a clerk at Solstice Music and son of owner Kari Multz-Howell, said his mother discovered the burglary when she arrived at the store Saturday morning around 10 a.m.

The burglar or burglars apparently had a key to the Lakeside Mall store, as there was no sign of forced entry.

According to Homer Police Chief Mark Robl, the lack of forced entry may narrow the list of potential suspects, although he said it's possible the lock may have been picked, and there are no real leads in the case yet.

"It's too early to tell at this point," Robl said.

The thieves allegedly took a collection of rap CDs, went through some shoes, and broke into the cash register till after taking it into the back. According to Multz, they took $200 from the till and around $500 from the back of the store.

Multz said he doesn't think the burglars realized how much of an impact a burglary like theirs would have on a small, local business.

Anyone with information about this crime can contact police at 235-3150.