Horner’s Used Books Burglarized

Horner’s Used Book Store was burglarized over the weekend, with the owner stating that cash and several rare volumes had been taken. Co-owner Ray Overstreet arrived at the store on the morning of Monday, June 29, and found that the back door had been forced open. He called police, who responded and searched the store. On finding it empty, they began forensics procedures and the store was closed all Monday. Horner’s reopened on Tuesday.

Ray Overstreet and his wife Linda have owned Horner’s Used Books Store since 1992, when they purchased the business from Delilah Horner, the granddaughter of founder Amanda Horner. Ray stated that this is the first time that the store has been burglarized, although they have  had several incidents of vandalism occur in the past. Pinebox police have not reported any other recent burglaries in the area. Pinebox police officials refused to say if they have any suspects in this crime.

“We keep only a little bit of cash in the store overnight, so that wasn’t a big loss. But, the burglars got into our special collection and took a couple of rare tomes that we’ll never be able to replace,” Linda Overstreet stated in an interview. “These are historical texts that contain firsthand accounts of science in the middle ages and haven’t been published in centuries. If the police can’t recover them, the knowledge in them will be lost forever.”

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