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South Jeffco businesses hit in smash-and-grabs

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By Deborah Swearingen

When Anne Schade arrived to Rosie’s Wild Flour Bakery and Cafe early morning on Oct. 10, the glass door of her business was broken.

Fortunately for Schade, nothing was stolen, and the person who broke in was “long gone.” But her business, which opened in July, was the first of many in South Jeffco to be hit early that morning in a series of smash-and-grab burglaries.

According to Mark Techmeyer, the suspect or suspects hit a number of businesses in Chanson Plaza on West Bowles Avenue, including Rosie’s Wild Flour, M.C.’s Brooklyn Pizzeria and Honey Baked Ham. A Phillips 66 gas station and the gas station kiosk outside of a South Jeffco Safeway also were hit.

The suspect entered each of the businesses by smashing the front glass windows with a landscaping rock.

Techmeyer confirmed that nothing was stolen from Rosie’s but that the front window of the business was destroyed. And Schade said Ken Caryl Glass came to fix the door on the day of the incident.

Although some items were stolen from a number of the other businesses affected by the smash-and-grab burglaries, Techmeyer said he couldn’t provide more details.

Currently, there is no descriptive information available about the suspect or suspects. However, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office does know that the person who broke into the South Jeffco businesses was driving a maroon Ford F-350 pickup truck with dually tires on the back.

Those with information are asked to call the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office’s anonymous tip line at 303-271-5612.