Boise police: Calvary Chapel thrift store burglarized, set on fire Sunday
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Fire officials in Boise say a fire at a church thrift store was arson, and police believe the store was burglarized before the blaze.
Boise Fire Battalion Chief J.D. Ellis says firefighters were called to the New Again Thrift Store early Sunday morning after a cab driver saw flames and smoke coming from the building.
Ellis says it appears one or more burglars broke into the building by breaking a window with a rock, and that they used a hammer to try to break into cash registers or a safe before lighting multiple fires in the building.
The thrift store is run by Calvary Chapel.