Second Break-In Damages New Hope’s Cafe Meow
A series of burglaries at a local business has the owner concerned.
Cafe Meow in New Hope was broken into for the second time in less than a month, and the owner captured the burglar on surveillance video.
Owner Jessica Burge believes the same burglar is behind both break-ins.
The first break-in occurred on Nov. 11. The burglar smashed the front door of the business — which is located at 3524 Winnetka Ave. N. — and absconded with the cafe’s safe.
Now, Burge believes the burglar returned on Dec. 1 and broke through the front door.
This time, police arrived shortly after the break-in. The burglar escaped from the crime scene, but left empty-handed.
Twin Cities Pet Rescue started a GoFundMe campaign for the business. It’s raised more than $7,000 for repairs and security upgrades.
“We have dropped everything to install some serious security measures,” the business wrote on Facebook. “The GoFundMe was fulfilled in a matter of days. Thank you all for your support. This means the world to us to have such amazing supporters. We hope to all sleep a bit easier with our security measures going into place here.”
The New Hope Police Department says their investigation into the break-ins remains active.
Burge asked anyone with information about the break-ins to contact New Hope police.
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