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Authorities investigating break-in at Amsterdam eatery

Authorities investigating break-in at Amsterdam eatery

Burglar sawed through walls to gain entry
Authorities investigating break-in at Amsterdam eatery
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AMSTERDAM — Authorities are investigating a break-in at the Town & Country Deli in Amsterdam on Sunday.

“We were broken into. They entered our facility by sawing a hole through a wall,” said an employee of the business on state Route 30. 

"It's only the fifth time we've been broken into,” said the person, who said on Monday afternoon they were still taking inventory to determine what was taken.

An owner of the neighboring business, Michael McDarby, said the burglars initially triggered an alarm which drew police to the scene, but stayed away until police left. They then apparently returned and climbed onto a roof and gained access through a “fairly tiny” second-floor window before moving downstairs and through a fire escape hallway, McDarby said. 

After entering his business, Swords and Strategy Fencing Club, the burglars cut through the wall to enter Town & Country Deli. 

Montgomery County Sheriff Jeff Smith confirmed an incident took place, but declined further comment. 

"The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is not handling that case,” said Smith on Monday. 

But he did say anyone with any information can call the county Sheriff’s Department at 518-853-5500.

A state police spokesperson on Monday said the agent handling the case was out of the office and could not immediately confirm that account. 

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