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String of burglaries hit Green Jeans Farmery

Kasia Gregorczyk
June 09, 2017 07:07 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- It's a tight-knit community: twelve local businesses, all housed in shipping containers to create an innovative place for people to eat, drink and play. This week, business owners at Green Jeans Farmery say a burglary suspect tried to take a piece of the magic away from the place.

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On Monday, it was Zeus' Juice. By Thursday morning, two more businesses, Amore Pizzeria and Epiphany Espresso found the locks on their front doors had been punched out.

"The boldness of it. They know they're on camera, they know they're going to be seen," said Gabriel Amador, owner of Amore Pizzeria. "Three times in four days. Three businesses in four days. It’s a lot."

The thief was clearly gunning for money. But unfortunately for him, both businesses do not keep cash in their drawers overnight. It didn't stop him from taking the drawers anyway.

“It was really just change. They just got coins out of our cash drawer,” Amador said.

Surveillance cameras at Epiphany, where the thief also made away with an iPad, caught the man in action.

"We want to put it out there and put these people on blast. I mean, their faces should be out there," Amador said. "People should see them."

The businesses owners say surveillance images have helped catch thieves before, so they're hoping they can help once again. If you know anything about the suspect, contact APD at (505) 242-COPS.

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Kasia Gregorczyk

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