Police search for suspects who burglarized Bozeman businesses


Police look for suspects who burglarized Bozeman businesses 5-5-13

BOZEMAN, Mont. - Sunday morning, employees of The Daily Coffee Bar and Natural Baby Company on the corner of Rouse and Oak Streets came to work to find their front doors smashed in, and cash missing.

Sergeant Travis Munter with the Bozeman Police Department tells us they found a cash box from one of the businesses in nearby bushes, empty. He said they aren't able to disclose how much money was stolen.

But he did say the suspects could face felony charges. Investigators are currently processing evidence, in hopes of figuring out who did this.

"We did recover some evidence from a couple of the scenes that we're sending to the evidence tech, and hopefully we can come up with some leads from there," Sgt. Munter said, adding "We always encourage people, if they see something a little out of the ordinary, that they go ahead and give us a call so we can check it out."

The Daily Coffee Bar replaced the glass on their front door Sunday morning, and opened for business. The Natural Baby Co. closed down. A sign on their door said they may also stay closed on Monday, until they repair the damages and re-merchandise.

Employees from the Daily Coffee Bar tell NBC Montana they always follow strict security measures when locking up at night, but suspect their out-of-the-way location in a quiet area made them an easy target for a burglary.

And with this weekend being the Montana State University Graduation and Cinco de Mayo, we checked on other crime around Bozeman.

Sgt. Munter said from Friday through noon on Sunday, they responded to 220 calls. And since Friday, made 4 DUI arrests.

He said they also broke up a few parties. Sgt. Munter said they did re-focus their patrols to help keep people safe during the weekend, but overall didn't see anything out of the ordinary.

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