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BELLEVUE (KWWL) -

UPDATE:

Police have now arrested a second suspect following a burglary over the weekend.  Police say 29-year-olds Wayne Blackledge and Gerald Schabacker broke into the gas station, and took about $2,000, several packages of cigarettes, and fishing gear.  

They are currently being held in the Jackson County Jail.

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Bellevue Police say one man is in custody, and they have a good lead on another after a local Bellevue business was burglarized over the weekend.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department says the two men stole an undisclosed amount of cash, some fishing gear and destroyed some property early Sunday morning from Riverside Gas Station.

Police posted surveillance video to their Facebook page earlier this week to get help identifying the two men.

In Bellevue, the news of a burglary comes as a bit of a shock.

"We live in such a safe neighborhood here. We don't think things like this are going to happen," said Peggy Hayes, who owns a hair salon across the street from the gas station.

She says the owner of the business is pretty upset about the ordeal.

"Well, I talked to him last night, and he said, 'This is a small town,' he said, 'Why? Why did this happen? Is it me?' And I said, 'Andy, you have to realize this is a small town. we're all kinda like, "We don't think this is gonna happen to us,"'" she said.

Further down the street at Bookworm, Stephanie Penniston agreed that the news of a burglary in their small town was a bit of a shocker.

"I was just shocked to see that it was in Bellevue, and that it was one of our businesses here, and that someone would do that here, because I think store owners feel pretty safe," she said.

If you have any information about the burglary, call the Bellevue Police Department or the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

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