“We can’t afford to keep replacing doors or windows every time they break in,” Angel said Tuesday afternoon while pricing games in his store. “They are brave enough to do it two nights in a row. It’s kind of a shame if you have to put bars on your doors or have metal shutters like the pawn shops just to keep people out.”
He was alerted about the break-ins by the store’s security system, and Middletown police quickly responded, he said. The thieves were only in a store for a short time, he said.
There have been no arrests, he said. After responding to his store from his home in Germantown, Angel, 23, had to stay in the business until he could get the front door replaced.
“Really disappointed that people have resorted to breaking in,” said Angel, who suspects a juvenile is responsible for the break-ins.
He said these break-ins were the first two theft incidents.
He has been contacted by business leaders in Mason and Lebanon about relocating his business in vacant downtown properties there, he said.