Rangeline store victim of smash-and-grab burglaries 4 times in 2 weeks

JOPLIN, Mo. – For the fourth time in a two week span a Rangeline convenient store has been burglarized.  Two times in the last two days.

Joplin Police Capt William Davis tells us they are investigating all of the break-ins.

These smash-and-grab burglaries have all occurred overnight during closing hours as persons break windows, and/or doors, to gain access. Then quickly run inside and grab items before police can respond to the alarm.

Staff at Zips, 1201 South Rangeline, tell KOAM’s Shannon Becker they are fed up with it. The cost of the glass is in the thousands of dollars, and that doesn’t count the merchandise being stolen.

Plus it is not stopping.  They are coming back again and again and again.

Vapes. Cartridges for Vapes, then they sell them online.”

Zips staff shared security video of the overnight smash-and-grab from Wednesday, December 7, 2022.  After two males and one female broke doors and windows with rocks, a pair enter the store, male and female.  The female had a backpack ready to fill and quickly went behind the counter to grab vapes.  The male went into a back room and took a large bottle of Fireball Whiskey placing it in the backpack.  The female also grabbed a beverage out of the normal coolers before fleeing out the same way, through a broken window. All done in about 60 seconds.


  • November 23, (Wed) 2:47 a.m. NOTE: two males and one female
  • November 26, (Sat) 3:46 a.m. NOTE: two males and one female
  • December 5, (Mon) 1:43 a.m. NOTE: two males and one female
  • December 7, (Wed) 1:08 a.m. NOTE: two males and one female

Capt Davis asks if anyone has information on the identify of the individuals to contact the Joplin Police Dept at 417-623-3131.

This is a breaking news story, stay with Joplin News First on KOAM News Now as we continue to learn more.



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