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Thieves break into popular Columbia coffee shop over the weekend

Thieves break into popular Columbia coffee shop over the weekend

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) – A popular coffee shop was broken into over the weekend.

The Local Buzz on Shandon Street in Columbia was broken into overnight Saturday, according to owner Stephanie Bridgers.

The thieves broke in through the back door and stole several things, including a T.V. and money in the cash register.

Bridgers decided to keep the business open, however, and said it gave her a chance to spend time with the customers who are liker her own family.

“We have people that walked in and said, ‘I just came to be with you and I know this is hard and you’re part of our community and we want to support you,” Bridgers said. “Not only do I have my family with four boys and my husband, this is my baby, too. I don’t feel that I wanted to leave it.”

The break-in is just the latest in a string off robberies in the area, as well.

If you have any information about the incident you’re asked to call Crimestopers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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