Johanna Johnson, owner of Bear Blessings in Hutchinson, KS, fell victim to a robbery on Aug. 1. According to Johnson, two women and man entered the store. One woman had a baby, and perhaps using the baby as a distraction, another man entered the the store the men, and either two or three men stole a flat metal showcase, 1 1/2 ft. by 2 ft., containing items including bulls-eye red and white marble gear shift knob, sterling silver spoons, pocket watches, old coins, straight-edge razors, advertising eversharps and pens, and pocket knives. Also taken were 5 silver-plated bracelets made from spoon and fork handles with magnetic closures, and rhinestone jewelry including a long rhinestone necklace with over 300 blue stones. Total lost, said Johnson, is estimated at over $3,000.
A police report has been filed. If you have any information on the crime or the lost items listed, call 620-669-8997.