Attempted burglary fails in Elmwood Park
Updated: October 28, 2012 6:46AM
ELMWOOD PARK — Gordon Lowery takes securing his business seriously, but it didn’t keep someone from trying to take what belonged to him.
Lowery has been in the business of buying and selling coins, along with gold and silver, for 39 years. To do business at his shop, High Grade Coins, 7243 W. Grand Ave., a customer has to be buzzed in the front door and conduct business through a thick glass window. There’s a big barking dog inside.
Those deterrents, plus a sophisticated burglar alarm system, didn’t stop someone from trying to get in. At 1:42 a.m. Sept. 16, Elmwood Park police received a call regarding an attempted burglary at Lowery’s business.
Elmwood Park Police Chief Frank Fagiano said someone tried to enter the business through the building’s roof.
“They didn’t get in,” he said. “There was hole where they tried to break in, with negative results.”
Lowery said nothing was taken, but he isn’t happy about the attempt, saying the burglars had cut the line on one of his alarms.
“I have a backup, but now I’ve got to get a backup for my backup,” he said.