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Cops: Safes stolen, then found, at Baiting Hollow restaurant


A Baiting Hollow restaurant was broken into early Wednesday and two safes were stolen, according to Riverhead Town police.

The safes were later found intact on the property, and police believe the attempted burglar fled the scene.

According to a police news release, police were called to the Cooperage Inn on Sound Avenue for a potential commercial burglary about 3:40 a.m. An employee at the restaurant told police that the interior office had been broken into and two safes were removed, according to the release.

Police found the safes elsewhere on the property with the content apparently undisturbed. Police suspect the burglar was inside the building when the employee arrived and ran away, leaving the safes behind.

Town police are investigating the break-in and have asked anyone with information about the incident to call police headquarters at 631-727-5400 ext. 332.