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Video catches Spring Valley thief breaking into restaurant, stealing cash register

Posted at 5:20 PM, Mar 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-01 20:39:13-05

SPRING VALLEY, Callif. (KGTV) — New video shows a man using a massive brick to break into a Spring Valley dessert shop and steal the cash register.

A little after midnight on Feb. 28, the video shows a man breaking into Snoice dessert shop in Spring Valley, walking to the bakery in the back and stealing the register, which had $400 inside.

Jayrell Ringpis, the store owner, said he felt violated when he saw the video.

"It's just disheartening because we're not alone," he said.

The thief hit at least two other businesses in the same strip mall as Snoice, which is on Paradise Valley Road. On Friday, a door was missing from a Mexican restaurant halfway down, and a donut shop had a glass door boarded up. The worker at the donut shop says this is not the first time someone has broken in through the glass.

Sheriff's Deputies responded to a call around 4 a.m. Thursday but did not find the suspect. The brick left behind did have some blood on it, but the Sheriff's department didn't immediately respond to further questions.

Anyone with information can call the San Diego Sheriff's Department at 858-565-5200.