LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)- Borders Book Store in the Colorado Mills Mall re-opened Sunday at 10 a.m. one day after two crude devices were found inside. The FBI is not calling them explosive devices and they won’t elaborate on the nature of what was found due to the investigation.

Early Saturday morning, a store alarm at the Borders sounded just after midnight. Police in Lakewood found what appeared to be forced entry into the Borders.

Once inside at about 12:40 a.m., officers found two devices. The Jefferson County Bomb Squad responded to the scene to investigate.

The two small, crude devices, described by the Alcohol Bureau of Tobacco and Firearms as partially functioned, caused minimal damage inside the store. Those devices were removed.colo mills mall Borders Store Open 1 Day After Crude Devices Found Inside

Police said entry was gained through the Borders Book Store entrance. All that remained of the disruption in the Borders on Sunday were some missing ceiling tiles and a board that temporarily replaced the shattered glass.

The Colorado Mills remained open for business on Saturday. No injuries were reported and no threats were communicated to Borders or the Mills.

Borders was shrouded in police tape and black curtains during the investigation. Customers were concerned about the investigation.

“I trust that if it was dangerous at all, they would not be letting people shop here,” said shopper Hannah Holt.

“It’s kind of weird it happened this close to home though, and I’m wondering where it came from,” said shopper Josh Holt.

The FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, along with the Joint Terrorism Task Force, are helping Lakewood police with the investigation.

Officers and agents continue to investigate into who planted the devices and a motive for the break-in. They are looking for suspects. The store is cooperating with investigators.

The FBI said they have found no connection to the incident at the Southwest Plaza, where two propane tanks and an incendiary device were found on April 20. FBI spokesman Dave Joly said that suspect is in jail.


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