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Cupcake bandit strikes in Breckenridge

Breckenridge police may be on the look out for a suspect with a sweet tooth and sticky fingers after cakes and cash were stolen from Rocky Mountain Cupcakes in Breckenridge Thursday night.

A burglar or burglars broke into the shop on Main Street sometime between 10 p.m. Thursday and approximately 8 a.m. the following day, breaking two windows and stealing an undisclosed amount of money and an undisclosed number of push-up cake sliders from the store.

"I guess the bandit couldn't wait until we were open to purchase a cupcake," Rocky Mountain Cupcakes owner Staci Johnson told the Summit Daily in an email. "While of course, this was not something any business owner wants to hear, we can only pick up the broken pieces and move forward."

The cupcake shop lost only two hours of business as a result of the break-in, reopening by 1 p.m. Friday afternoon.

The case is still under investigation.

Breckenridge police have not named a suspect and wouldn't give specific details about the case.

The owners of the store received a call at 8:30 a.m. Friday from Breckenridge police officers, who were already on scene. A passerby noticed the broken glass earlier in the morning and notified the authorities, investigators said.

The glass door at the entrance of the shop and one of the front windows had been smashed.

Johnson said the moment she saw the scene was "gut-wrenching."

The shop had never been robbed before, she said.

Anyone with information on the break-in can contact the Breckenridge Police Department at (970) 453-2941.


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The Summit Daily Updated Jul 31, 2012 06:52PM Published Jul 31, 2012 06:50PM Copyright 2012 The Summit Daily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.