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City police probing burglary at bakery shop

Police are asking the public for help identifying a man in an April 17 burglary at Courtney’s Bakery, 6505 E. State Blvd.

When employees opened the store the morning of April 18, they discovered a hole in the wall through to the neighboring vacant business and the cash register was missing.

The owner told police this was the second time the store was burglarized. In the first heist, the cash register was taken to the back office of the business.

After a failed attempt to pry open the back door of the bakery, the burglar went into an empty building next door and broke through the drywall to get into the bakery, the report said.

The burglar is described as in his 50s, white, with a stocky build, dark hair and glasses. He wore gloves and a ball cap during the break-in.