NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) - Thieves broke out the front glass around 5:30 a-m Friday at the New Albany Dollar General on Bankhead Street.
Authorities say they got away with cash out of the safe.
New Albany Police Chief David Grisham said, "Entrance was gained by breaking out a front window. The safe was open and the cash was gone out of the safe. They did not take the safe. They got the safe open somehow. I don't know if they had a combination but the safe was open."
The thief or thieves avoided any security cameras during the break-in.
Store officials met throughout the morning with police investigators to tell them what they found when they arrived at the store after the break-in.
Frequent customers here say they feel safe overall in New Albany but the crime still bothers them.
Brandi McCullough said, "It's kind of scary. With the economy the way it is, that's the way things are going to be for a while probably."
Brenda Knox said, "It's scary because this is the grocery store I go to also. It's scary right now thinking of it."
In the last month or so alone, similar break-ins have occurred at Dollar General Stores in Kossuth, McNairy County, Tennessee, and in Thaxton. A Dollar General clerk was held up at gunpoint in Ashland."
Police say there's a likely chance all or at least some of the crimes are connected.
In New Albany, the safe was broken into.
In other places, the safe was taken out of the store all together.
Chief Grisham said, "They get in and get out pretty quick. They don't get any merchandise. They only thing they're interested in is cash. They grab the cash and they're gone."
Investigators will work to piece together what happened in New Albany and see if it matches evidence at any other Dollar Generals that have been broken into.