“It was heartbreaking because there’s a lot of work that goes into this stuff and we’ve been working our butt off the last few years to build this business,” said Ian Lowe general manager at Rise and Roast.
Lowe says he discovered the break-in early Saturday morning opening the store. The thief used a rock to break in, throwing it through the front door, shattering the glass.
“And it went right through and struck the very base tile here of our case and thankfully it didn’t hit our case. Had it hit our case it’d be a while different deal because we absolutely need that case to be selling anything, so we’re blessed it didn’t hit it,” said Lowe.
But things turned from bad to worse when he realized the thief also stole the shop’s delivery van parked outside — even though it’s easily recognizable….