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Date of Issue: March 31, 2010

Moose Lodge burglarized

Sometime before dawn on March 17, a sliding-glass door was smashed at the Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, and a safe was stolen from the office.

An undisclosed amount of money was taken, according to a Bradenton Beach Police Department report.

The BBPD would not release other details, saying the case remained under investigation.

Moose Lodge No. 2188 is a membership organization with a lounge and dining area.

Lodge administrator Ernie Casali said that it appeared the burglary began around 3 a.m., when phone service at the building was interrupted.

Casali offered a $5,000 reward — $1,000 upon arrest and $4,000 upon conviction — for information.

Anyone with information on the burglary, is asked to contact BBPD Sgt. Leonard Diaz, at 941-778-1005, ext. 223.