By reporter Steven Smalley
For the second time in four days, another smash-and-grab burglary has occurred in the Village. Just like the last break in, the alarm sent the thieves scurrying to snatch what they could and get out the door – or in this case, a tall window that was broken at Uptown Espresso.
Similar to Sunday’s break-in at Gim Wah restaurant, a sizable front pane was shattered to gain access to the establishment around 4 AM, which set off the burglar alarm, alerting police. The only thing taken, according to sources who spoke with Magnolia Voice, was the 20-year-old cash register with a few coins left in it. Nothing else was gone as far as anyone could tell.
“It was kind of a dumb break-in,” says the source, confirming Uptown’s Belltown store was broken into a few weeks ago too.
Glass crews were seen installing a new window by mid-afternoon. As of press time, suspects are still at large.