Ithaca, N.Y. — Sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning, a burglar or burglars broke into Ithaca’s The Piggery and stole “a significant amount” of cash, according to Piggery office manager Megan Carey.
“It just feels intensely violating to have something like this happen,” Carey said in an interview Sunday afternoon, “especially for a small business like us.”
Ithaca police are investigating the crime, according to Carey. Carey said a break-in was also reported recently at the Bowl-O-Drome that sits about a block away from The Piggery.
The weekend burglary of The Piggery follows two similar crimes at the offices of Ithaca to Go.
That office — nearby on the western side of town — saw two safes stolen from it on July 7. Then, on July 10, someone again broke into Ithaca to Go, stayed for a few hours and left with ice cream sandwiches.
The Piggery burglar or burglars shattered a window on the north side of the business, then entered the adjacent office room of Piggery staff.
Carey, of The Piggery, declined to say how much money was taken from the deli, which is Ithaca’s only farm-to-table butcher shop. She did say it was a substantial amount that would hurt the business, located at 423 Franklin Street off of Route 13.
On Sunday, Piggery staff posted a printed note on its front window addressing the break-in.
“Please bear with us for the next few weeks as we move on from this disaster,” the note says, “If you have any information regarding this crime, please contact the Ithaca police.”