Brazen burglar targets three New Albany businesses in one night
Police describe the suspect as a thin, black male who was possibly riding a bike.
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WDRB) -- Cakes, sweets and delicious treats -- it's business as usual at Sweet Stuff Bakery in New Albany after the shop was broken into late Wednesday night.
Owner Diane Christopher told WDRB News she got a call Wednesday saying the door to her business has been kicked in.
Police say markings on the door indicate a crowbar was used, but when that didn't work, they suspect the door was kicked in so hard it damaged another door behind it.
“He probably never set foot inside, but I would have thought his foot would hurt a little, because that was a strong kick,” Christopher said.
She added nothing was taken from the shop, but she's still left paying for a senseless crime.
“For everything involved in it, it’s going to cost about $1,000, which for a small business is a lot of money,” Christopher said.
After hitting up Sweet Stuff Bakery, police said the burglar traveled about four blocks and also attempted to break into the Comfy Cow. With no luck there, police said he made his final stop about 3/4 of a mile away at Brownies "The Shed" Grille and Bar.
A surveillance camera captured an image of the suspect. Brownies posted it to its Facebook page, asking if anyone knows who it could be.
Police say the suspect, described as a thin, black male, got away with a little bit of cash, but caused quite a bit of damage to a door and cash register. As for the Comfy Cow and Sweet Stuff Bakery, they're left with damaged doors.
“It's just like so dumb. Why would anybody want to come here?” Christopher asked. “We're just both mystified by it more I think than shaken up.”
Police say the suspect would face two attempted burglary charges and one burglary charge for his actions.
If you have any information on these cases, call New Albany police.
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