An overnight burglary occurred last night at the Kansas City Public Library’s North-East branch, which is currently closed for renovation.
The would-be burglars broke a lower window in a sheltered area behind a bush on the east side of the building and attempted to gain entrance.
A brick was also thrown at the front glass doors breaking an outer pane of tempered glass.
A small toolbox rested outside the broken window chained to a larger tool box inside the building.
A spokesman for the project said nothing seemed to be missing and damages were estimated between $800 and $1000.
This is the second theft at the site. Last week, starters and alternators were stolen off two pieces of excavation equipment in the parking lot. They were found in some bushes nearby along with a set of bolt cutters.
Police are on the scene investigating.