Three Endicott restaurants report break-ins

By Josh Martin
By Amy Khuu

September 2, 2014 Updated Sep 3, 2014 at 9:00 AM EDT

Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Three restaurants on Endicott's northside were targets of recent burglaries, according to local restaurant owners from Antonio's Galleria and Cafe, Consol's and Nirchi's on Pine Street.

Antonio's was broken into early Saturday morning, according to Endicott Police.

Owner Antonio Gobbo says the suspect broke the back window and sneaked into the restaurant. He said the suspect took off with $300.

Fortunately, nobody was working at the time, but the suspect left the restaurant a mess, leaving staff to clean up the most of the weekend, Gobbo said.

"I was pretty shocked that my restaurant got robbed and now that there is two more, it is kinda frightening actually," said Gobbo.

Consol's had an attempted break-in around 3:12 a.m. Tuesday. It is directly across the street from Antonio's.

Management says nothing was taken because the alarm was set off when the suspect broke the back window and ran off.

Also, Tuesday morning around 5:12 a.m., Nirchi's on Pine Street was burglarized.

A cashier at Nirchi's, Dakota Angevine, says the suspect came in through a window.

"They came in through the window right over behind the counter," she said. "They took the screen off and then set the fan up against the building. They just came in and left it all neat for us."

Antonio Gobbo said he thinks the community should come together to start trying to prevent these types of incidents. He is calling for the mayor and the village to take action.

Endicott police are investigating the break-ins, although it's not known if they are looking for a suspect or suspects for the burglaries.

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