Criminals Like it Salty And Sweet

Auntie Annes Pretzels and Nothing Bundt Cakes may serve two very different types of treats, but they do have one thing in common. They were both targeted by criminals last week.

On Saturday at 2 p.m., a man in a hooded sweatshirt entered Nothing Bundt Cakes on Preston Road. An employee said the man squatted down by the display cakes, and said he was “just looking around.” Then, he approached her and another employee with a note scrawled in a checkbook that read “This is a robbery. Give me all your [flippin’] money.”

“As we read it we were like, ‘Oh my God.'” she said. “I thought it was a joke.”

The employee said she even asked the man, who was holding his hand in his sweatshirt pocket, if he was kidding.

He wasn’t. But she still struggled to take him seriously.

“He’s like, this short little midget–probably 5’5”–and I thought, ‘You jerk.'” she said. “He came into a bakery full of women in the middle of the day.”

As she handed him all $250 in the register, she said he was shaking.

“I thought, ‘Is this your first time or what?'” she said.

In other, less-mock-filled crime, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels in NorthPark Center was the victim of a burglary.

Between 9:45 p.m. Jan. 12 and 3:30 p.m. Jan. 13, a thief removed $4,194 in “cash and gold coins” from the drop safe at Auntie Annes Pretzels in NorthPark Center. According to police reports, the manager noticed the keys to the back door and the drop safe were missing from his key ring when he went to open the safe on Jan. 13.

What I find far more interesting than a missing $4k is the fact that Auntie Annes seemingly accepts gold coins for payment. Hey, I said less mock-filled, not mock-free crime.

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