Overnight burglary reported at downtown bagel shop

Police: Thieves pilfer $400 from Goodfellas Bagel Deli 

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MONDAY, July 26 — Lansing cops are investigating a recent burglary reported at Goodfellas Bagel Deli after staff arrived to find about $400 and several tablets missing yesterday morning. 

Owner Adrian Joseph said his employees arrived at the shop at 8 a.m. on Sunday to find that someone had broken in through a window either late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, emptied the cash register of about $400 and stole three tablets used to ring up customer orders.

The theft led to an “overall messy day” on Sunday as staff struggled to sort through UberEats, DoorDash and GrubHub orders without a digital point-of-sale system in the store, Joseph said.

Authorities said the case has been assigned to a detective and remains an active investigation. Those with details about the incident are asked to call the Police Department at 517-483-4600.

But because there were no surveillance cameras on site at the time of the alleged theft, Joseph said he isn’t holding out much hope that a suspect will actually be identified and arrested. Cameras have since been installed in what Joseph said has been a “tough lesson” to learn. 

In the meantime, Joseph said he is determining whether his insurance deductible will make it worth filing a claim to recoup his losses. He also offered his gratitude to customers and neighboring businesses for a subsequent “outpouring of support” from over the last two days. 

“I just didn’t think anyone would try to rob a bagel shop,” Joseph added. “I have cameras now. I made the police report. They said they’d try to do more patrols in the area at night, but there’s probably not a lot that can be done. I really don’t know if it’s worth it to file an insurance claim.”

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