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Katrinka Deli in Jamesport is the latest of at least six local
eateries where burglars have broken into or attempted to break
into in recent weeks.
Local eateries should be on high alert after a string of break-ins in the area has seen at least six area businesses victimized.
Katrinka Deli in Jamesport was the latest business to report a break-in after someone threw a rock through the front door of the Main Road establishment sometime before 4 a.m. Saturday, Riverhead Police said.
Employees at neighboring Lenny’s Pizza and Handy Pantry in Mattituck said someone also tried to smash their way through the store fronts there around the same time, but were unsuccessful.
Katrinka Deli wasn’t as lucky.
After the door was shattered, burglars took off with more than $1,200 cash, according to a police report.
At least three other area businesses were victimized in a similar way in recent weeks.
Two Mattituck delis were broken into during the early morning hours May
13, Southold Town Police said. The glass front door of the Antique Deli on
Route 25 was smashed out by a cement block. Cash was
stolen from one of the registers but nothing else was out of place,
police said. A side window to North Fork Deli across the street was
also smashed but nothing was missing from the deli, police reported.
About $120 cash and a cash register were reported stolen from Bagel
Lovers Deli on Osborn Avenue in Riverhead at about 5 a.m. May 26, according to a Riverhead Town Police report.
Police said someone also broke a side window to the store.