Comments for: Thieves steal cash register from Ellsworth restaurant

Posted March 30, 2012, at 3:47 p.m.
Last modified March 30, 2012, at 6:36 p.m.

ELLSWORTH | Police are investigating a recent break-in at a local restaurant during which thieves didn’t just steal cash, they took the entire register. The burglary happened at Angelo’s Pizzeria in Ellsworth sometime between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 7:45 a.m. Thursday. Detective Dotty Small with the Ellsworth Police Department …

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  • Anonymous

    Sorry to hear about this. Repairs for the damage caused by the break in. The cash register is expensive and the cash that was stolen is gone. Too bad. That place is right on upper Main Street so its not like it is out of sight and secluded.

    Im wondering a few things though-

    Was there an alarm, was it on?

    And who leaves that amount of cash in the till? I would take my receipts directly to the night deposit box.

    I wonder if someone got lucky in this break in or if they were given some insider knowledge and help?

    • Anonymous

      If you owned a business you would also keep cash  in the register at night so you wouldn’t have to go in every morning and put cash in the register before it opens. 

      • Guest

        And that would be more of a pain than going thru this?

      • Anonymous

        I managed 1 nation wide electronics store once upon a time,  and I did the same.  Closing assistant manager,  or myself,  if I closed,  would make the nightly deposits,  and leave $200.oo in the drawer for the morning shift. There’s always a small amount of money in the drawer. 
        And the electronics store,  while having alarms on the exterior,  had a bunch of FAKE cameras throughout.  Not one real one.

      • Anonymous

        Well back when I was open I didnt take much in with cash as most everything now is charged on plastic. I never needed more than a 150 bucks in the till and with the cash I got the night before I would ask for a 150 back in coin and different bills.

    • Anonymous

      we would always leave our cash drawer open and empty which you could see in plain sight through windows ect.  We kept the cash for the next shift to make change  with in a locked safe out of sight.   

  • Anonymous

    Oxy zoombies no doubt!

  • Anonymous

    its just plain bad business and a lack of common sense in this day and age to leave anything more than a handful of coins in a cash register…as a business owner our register is always left open and empty at night…

    • Most of the places I’ve worked in the past did not keep cash in the drawer either, however, I did have one owner that kept a few hundred in the drawer at night. His reasoning (from experience) was that if  someone broke in and there was no cash they may do damage to the place out of anger. A few hundred dollars, and in this case the register as well, was less expensive that thousands in damages or other stolen items. Not sure if I agree with his logic or not…

      • Yeah a place I worked we kept 300 cash in drawer for the morning people that was paper money and coins and we left the drawer open not wide open but open so if someone did break in they would more than likely just take cash in drawer and smokes and booze :)

  • Anonymous

    Somebody got their slice of the pie!

  • Anonymous

    Hope AND change!
    They needed some cash to get in on the Mega Millions jackpot.

  • Anonymous

    We are definitely dealing with smart thieves here. They not only get the cash from the register, but then they can pawn the actual cash register…

  • Anonymous

    It’s getting so a person can’t leave anything alone that isn’t theirs. My Dad and Mom would have kicked my tail bone up around my neck, if I took someone else’s stuff. What in heck is wrong with people these days?

    • Anonymous

      Kids raising kids.

  • Guest

    Often when theives don’t find something of value they go on a destructive rampage. I’d rather have them take $200.00 and the register than destroy a pizza oven.

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