Early morning break-in, burglary at The Bagel Factory

Published: Mar. 7, 2017 at 9:33 AM AKST
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A local bakery was burglarized overnight when a man smashed through the window with a large hammer, owners say.

The Bagel Factory on West 34th Ave. suffered damage to windows, doors, and two cash registers in the early morning hours Tuesday.

Chong Sun, sister of the owner, said the man entered and stayed for a long time, owing to the fact that the store was not equipped with a functioning alarm system.

On security camera footage, the man can be seen wrestling with the cash register in the front of the store and, after finding it to be empty, wandering back to the office. Once in there, Sun said, he broke into a second register, and stole an undisclosed sum of money.

Sun said only one man entered, but they are waiting on security camera footage from the outside of the building to see if anyone was waiting for him while he was inside.

Owners of the bakery said this is the second time the store has been burglarized in the past six months. The last time was in October of 2016, when a man broke into the store with a large rock.

However unlike this time, the man utilizing a rock was unable to either break into a register or gain access to the locked back office. He wound up leaving empty handed. Sun said she does not believe this is the same man as that burglary.

A police report has been filed. Anyone with information of the crime is being asked to contact investigators with Anchorage Police.

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information becomes available.