SPOKANE, Wash. -- Surveillance cameras captured a burglary suspect prowling around Poole’s Public House and walking away with cash.
The owner of Poole’s Public House, Scott Poole, on Hastings and Division said the burglar broke in Wednesday night and made a huge mess for one of the busiest days of the year, March Madness.
Poole said the suspect shattered a window so he could crawl through it to get passed the locked doors. He took cash and the whole till.
The owner stayed up all night cleaning up the mess.
“Broken glass, stuff knocked over, dishes, coffee pots. It’s not fun. At 2 in the morning you’d rather be sleeping but it is what it is,” said Poole.
Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies collected evidence. Poole said he is looking at close to $1,000 in damages from the three minutes the suspect was in his bar.
Poole was working double time to make sure the first couple days of March Madness were business as usual for his customers.
“We’re going to be extremely busy. We’re down some computer stuff but we’ll get through it,” said Poole.
Authorities said vehicle burglaries are common in the area but businesses on Hastings are not usually targeted.