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November 06, 2012 | 03:41 PMGENOA CITY — Someone forcibly entered 332 Fellows and removed a safe Sunday, Nov. 4, between midnight and 8 a.m.
"It was described to me as like a floor model," Village Police Chief Joe Balog said on the phone Tuesday about the safe. "The owner felt it was something that would have taken two people (to lift) because it was located in the upstairs office."
Balog said about $5,000 was taken during the incident. He said police are still investigating the incident.
The Walworth County Sheriff's Department assisted in processing the scene.
"We're in the very initial stages of gathering information," Balog said.
Reportedly, several establishments throughout Walworth County were broken into over the weekend.
Balog said at this time, he is still waiting for information from other agencies investigating similar incidents.
Until then, he doesn't want to assume they're all connected, he said.
However, Balog said he is contacting other business owners in Genoa City.
332 Fellows is a tavern/restaurant named after its street address on Fellows Road.
Near the Nippersink Creek, the business is located in the former home of the Sponholtz-Deignan American Legion Post 183.
Balog said he spoke with the owner of 332 Fellows, Phil Keenan, about the theft.
Keenan told him there were other items within the safe, including receipts of last weekend's transactions, but whether anything else was stolen had not been confirmed by press time.