Burglars hit three businesses in the 700 block of Lake Street on April 8 – Papaspiros, 728 Lake; Geppetto’s Toy Box, 730 Lake; and Courageous Bakery, 736 Lake.
The burglary at Geppetto’s took place 3:54 a.m. The burglary at Papaspiros was sometime between 1 and 7 a.m. and the Courageous Bakery burglary took place between 4:15 and 5 a.m.
The offender pried open a rear door at Geppetto’s and then stole a cash register and cash, according to police, who did not report how the other two businesses were accessed.
An iPad mini, iPad and several loaves of bread were stolen from Papaspiros, and the offender reportedly also drank a beer and ate two bags of potato chips. The estimated loss to Papaspiros was $320, according to police.
Police gave a brief description of the offender at Courageous Bakery as a white male with red hair. He reportedly stole a blue bank deposit bag from the top of the safe. The offender also tried to open the safe and cash register. It’s unclear whether he was successful. The estimated loss at the bakery was reported at about $200.