A break-in at a well-established in Lincoln Park pet retailer has shaken administration there.
Cameron Harris is the supervisor of Feed Ceremony Pet Provide, which has been at 2979 Fort Road, for greater than 70 years.
In line with Harris, a person who in his 50s, with a shaved head took a crowbar to the institution’s again door at about 4:30 a.m. Might 4 and compelled his approach contained in the pet retailer.
He was captured on newly put in surveillance cameras as soon as within the constructing.
The person seems to be alone and went straight to the again of the shop to the protected that was sitting subsequent to a fax machine.
“It’s disheartening that in attempting occasions like these an individual would goal a small mother and pop store like ours,” an announcement from the shop stated on social media.
Harris echoed these sentiments, saying the break-in has been an “emotional and monetary hit” to the family-owned enterprise.
“We haven’t had any issues,” Harris stated. “We help our group they usually help us. I do know all the prospects by title, their canine’s names and their children’ names.”
The perpetrator spent about three minutes within the retailer earlier than leaving.
He didn’t hurt any of the pets inside.
Harris believes the perpetrator, who was carrying an outsized hoodie, was after the protected and knew the place it was positioned.
He didn’t wish to specify how a lot cash was contained in the protected, however did say it was within the 1000’s.
Different worthwhile gadgets have been stolen as nicely, based on the submit on social media.
The person seemed to be driving a pink Dodge Caravan, which additionally was captured on a surveillance digicam.
Harris takes the crime so personally because of the reality Feed Ceremony has been in the identical location serving its common prospects, their kids and now grandchildren.
As phrase of the crime circulated all through the town, prospects have reached out to the house owners and administration simply to verify on the staff, retailer and animals.
“That doesn’t shock me,” Harris stated. “We assist the group out and now we have relationship with them.”
The previous 12 months or so has been laborious for Feed Ceremony and lots of different companies attempting to remain afloat throughout this financial downfall.
He stated nobody is aware of the monetary standing of a enterprise, and the cash saved in an institution’s protected could possibly be the distinction between that operation staying open or collapsing.
Whereas he stated that isn’t the case for the pet retailer, their money stream is necessary — even when it’s $20.
Lincoln Park police confirmed that they’ve a police report from the housebreaking and are investigating the case.
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