Children’s boutique Monday’s Child was burglarized over the weekend.
The thief smashed the Lee Street shop’s front window and stole the cash register.
Store owner Melinda Lynam said the register only had coins in it with a value of about $5.
The police advised her to leave the cash register drawer open at night with the money clips facing upward so that it’s clear there is no money in the drawer.
The store’s alarm system was not triggered when the burglary occurred.
“I’m just glad that they didn’t ransack the place and ruin everything,” Lynam said.
The thief did not take available jewelry, a printer and a sewing machine as well as the many children’s items.
Lynam said that several cars in the shop’s back parking lot also have been broken into during the last several months.
The store is still open although the window is not yet repaired. Lynam has owned the store for about six years although it's been in business for 31 years.
"We've never had anything happen like this before," she said.
Thieves recently smashed the front window of The Glass Stache, which is a neighbor of Monday's Child, and stole a telescope artwork.
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