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.