The doors were broken, and two small KCK businesses were broken into

Kansas City, Kan. – A nightmare for some business-owners in Kansas City, Kansas following a handful of break-ins along the same strip of road.

Two points outside of Parallel Parkway have become the target of criminal activity, and this situation has an impact beyond the bottom line.

For example, in KaleidoScoops KCK, owner April Redic was forced to cancel a fundraiser for a local school because they broke-in. He should also cancel the shipment of the product when dealing with that situation.

“My front door was broken,” Redic said of Monday night’s incident.

“Who would do that to us? You know? Everybody loves us. Everybody loves ice cream,” Redic said.

“An ice cream shop in the winter on a snowy night, we’re not going to have too much for you to take, you know? So you’re actually causing more damage than you’re taking away,” Redic said.

A surveillance photo from just down the road Dotte Spot Bar & Grill shows the suspect break-in.

Spokesperson for Kansas City, Kansas. The Police Department said, based on its investigation, it does not appear that these burglaries were committed by the same person. But Dotte Spot owner Desirée Ross says the strategy sounds familiar.

“It broke in here and it was destroyed. and he got kicked,” Ross said, pointing to the front door.

“We’ve been shut down for about 30 minutes. It’s like gut-wrenching. Your heart drops,” Ross said.

The thief made off with only about $200, causing damage valuing more than what he got away with. It happened just a few days before another break. He said at first he was quiet and didn’t tell customers – but now he regrets it.

“I feel like maybe that leads people to say ‘Ope, they’re not getting me.’ And now other businesses have fallen victim,” Ross said.

Back at KaleidoScoops, regular customer Brent Walker was one of the many people who left donations after the news.

“This is my favorite place to go. So it’s crazy because this is why we never have anything,” Walker said.

“You have to take a stand for it. I mean, whoever does that, you’re wrong,” Walker said.

If you have any information about any of these changes, business owners encourage the public contact the Kansas City, Kansas police.

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