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Police investigating burglary at Jackson Kmart

Posted: 10:29 AM, Sep 20, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-20 10:29:38-04

Police are trying to figure out who burglarized a Jackson area Kmart set to close its doors later this year.

Police responded to a breaking and entering alarm being activated at the store at 3001 E. Michigan Avenue around 2:14 a.m. Tuesday.

When they arrived, police found the front window had been smashed out and several jewelry display cases had been smashed.

Several pieces of jewelry were stolen. No other merchandise appears to have been taken.

Police attempted a canine track but lost the track shortly in front of the store.

Police believe the suspect or suspects left in a vehicle. Police do not have a description of the vehicle at this time.

Investigators are attempting to obtain surveillance camera footage of the burglary.

The burglary comes a day after the location was named as among 64 stores Kmart is closing across 28 states due to poor sales.

Liquidation sales are set to begin on September 22nd. The store will close for good by mid-December.