Burglars clean out Lutticken's cash registers


Sometime during the dark, damp hours between Saturday night and Sunday morning, burglars broke into Lutticken's Deli and cleaned out two cash registers.

Employee Jack Gertridge discovered that both doors to the store at 3535 Alameda de las Pulgas in West Menlo Park were unlocked when he reported to work around 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 19.

Lt. Ray Lunny of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Department said the unknown suspects stole $1,000 to $1,500.

On Monday morning, deli owner Bob Lutticken changed the locks.


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Posted by citizen
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Dec 20, 2010 at 11:38 am

Changing the locks is a great idea, but if you don't lock the locks, it doesn't make any difference how many times you change them, you still need to lock the locks

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Posted by Joe
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Dec 20, 2010 at 12:17 pm

And if someone happens to have surreptitiously acquired a key to those locks, that too can be a case in which locking the doors at the end of the day won't make any difference.

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Posted by Sam
a resident of Atherton: other
on Dec 20, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Who keeps cash in a register over night? No safe? Sounds a bit incredible.

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