Cops: Burglar Returned to Crime Scene for His Keys

Man broke into doughnut company's corporate offices in California
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 26, 2022 5:12 PM CDT

A Northern California burglar returned to the scene of the crime this weekend after he forgot his keys inside a doughnut company's corporate office. The thief stole some petty cash from Johnny Doughnuts' office in the San Francisco Bay Area on Saturday night, police said. In another twist, he also grabbed the keys to a bakery vehicle, but didn't steal the vehicle itself, the AP reports. San Rafael police are seeking the public's help to identify the burglar, who used an unknown tool to "manipulate" the office's doorknob and get inside around 10pm, according to Lt. Dan Fink.

The crime was reported to police on Monday. Surveillance video shows the man moving between the office and a back storage area, where he pried open a filing cabinet, Fink said. The lieutenant said the thief took a bank bag with an unknown amount of cash. "Part of the investigating is finding out why this specific business was targeted," he said. No doughnuts were stolen.

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