Front window destroyed at downtown business; nothing stolen
March 12, 2018 06:18 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- For many, crime in Albuquerque is almost expected. Breve Crepes and Coffee, a downtown business, is the latest victim.
"Initially I was shocked and then I was like OK, I'm not really that surprised," said Amanda Nguyen, the owner of Breve Crepes and Coffee.
Nguyen got that call Friday from police informing her glass was scattered on the ground in her restaurant and her window was gone. In addition to the glass, she will have to replace the logo that was there. Nguyen said she's looking at around $2,000 in damages.
"I was very surprised, she said. “When I initially got the call, I assumed they had to have taken something."
However, her cash register, iPads, and equipment were right where her employees left them the night before.
"Nothing was touched. Everything was just as it was when we had closed," said Nguyen. "In a way, that almost made it harder."
At least if something was taken, the vandalism would have, in a weird way, made sense. Nguyen said this crime was for nothing.
"I was concerned. like I said, we've had a lot around and have heard other business owners around here have had issues like this before but I guess I really didn't think it was going to happen," said Nguyen.
Now she's joining the numerous other small business owners trying to survive crime-infested streets.
"I was grateful that everyone was ok and that it didn’t happen when people were in there and that the community was so supportive," she said.
Updated: March 12, 2018 06:18 PM
Created: March 12, 2018 06:08 PM
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