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Over $1,150 of fireworks and cash stolen from fireworks store

Police were called to a temporary fireworks store Wednesday morning after an employee discovered her cash register only contained change.

More than $900 of fireworks and $250 in cash were taken from the building located at 135 N. Gates Drive, said Bloomington Police Department Captain Ryan Pedigo. Packaging on the fireworks read "OSH!!T."

Police believe the suspect entered the store by prying open a back door, Pedigo said. The store did not use a safe, so the money was still in the cash register when employees left Tuesday night.

The owners told police they believe two former employees, a man and a woman, were involved in an earlier embezzlement incident at the store and may have been involved with Wednesday’s theft.

The investigation is still active, Pedigo said. 

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