News

Burglary reported at popular Ithaca business; police looking into string of crimes

Burglary reported at popular Ithaca business; police looking into string of crimes

Photo: WHCU

Owners of The Piggery butcher shop off Route 13 on Franklin Street in Ithaca are cleaning up after they were the victims of a burglary this weekend.

And while the news was bad, the business is not the only one to be hit in recent days.

Shop owners say the burglary happened sometime between 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday. That’s when a police officer on patrol noticed the damage. Owners say the burglar or burglars smashed through a window of the store and stole an undisclosed amount of money.

Piggery owners say they’ve heard from police, and other business owners, that there have been a number of break-ins at local businesses.

“I learned from the Ithaca Police that a bunch of businesses are being hit right now,” a post on the Piggery’s Facebook page read. “If you can, pls (please) help spread the word to other small businesses so they can make some preparations to be a little more vigilant.”

There’s also word of an attempted break-in that was reported Friday night at the nearby Bowl-O-Drome on 3rd Street.

Police have not said anything publicly about the string of break-ins at local businesses.

Piggery officials say they were able to fix some of the damage and open their doors for business.

News

in Viral Videos

Jason Alexander re-records George Costanza’s classic ‘Seinfeld’ answering machine message

15-overlay10

"2 Broke Girls" star Kat Dennings gets a custom voicemail message based on the infamous answering machine song.

in Music

Chris Brown fighting to get his name on daughter’s birth certificate

chrisbrown

The "Kiss Kiss" hitmaker wants to be named the legal father of his daughter, Royalty.

in Entertainment, Sports

Bruce Jenner: ‘I am a woman’

brucejenner

The retired Olympic champion confirmed long-running speculation suggesting he is transitioning from male to female.

in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

studio54

A look back at some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.