The Joplin Police department is investigating a unique burglary at one of the town's largest employers.
Chief Lane Roberts says that someone got on the roof of the Wal-Mart Supercenter on West Seventh Street and broke through the ceiling of the accounting office between two and three in the morning on Tuesday and stole, "a significant amount of money while the store was open." Roberts says, "I cannot reveal the amount stolen because the investigation is ongoing."
Roberts says that the Bentonville, AR, based retailer has security measures in place that he doesn't want to compromise, "it's a large and complicated investigation that we are continuing to follow leads on," he says. "The moment that we can release more details, we will."