Burglar Uses Pickaxe to Break into Condesa Coffee

Burglar took an undisclosed amount of cash.

OLD FOURTH WARD — Atlanta police are looking for a man who burglarized the Condesa Coffee shop sometime Wednesday night into Thursday morning — using a pickaxe.

The man, who was caught on video took an undisclosed amount of cash from the popular coffee and wine shop located at the corner of Boulevard and Freedom Parkway.

"I noticed a big chunk of drywall was laying on the ground, " Matthew Davis, Condesa's general manager, told East Atlanta Patch. When he went to the other side of the wall, that's when he saw the pickaxe and called police.

The man who is black, is clean-shaven, with a thin build and what appears to be a receding hairline. (The coffee shop posted the video on its Facebook page.)

The incident is just the latest in a number of retail break-ins that have hit two shops each in East Atlanta and Candler Park. In those cases, however, the burglars used used rocks or broken concrete to smash through glass plate windows, not an pickaxe.

Condesa which was closed for a time while police conducted their investigation, reopened later in the afternoon, Thursday.

Anyone with any information is asked to call APD Officer Muhammad S. at 404.546.6900.


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