Businesses all over Albuquerque are getting hit by thieves, but one business owner who’s been hit more than once is sick of it, and now she has a plea to the community to team up against the criminals.
Monday night was the second break-in at Q’s Cakes, and the burglars were so skilled, they removed one of the window panes without breaking it.
From cupcakes to brownies and everything in between, the ladies at Q’s Cakes and Sweets Boutique on Central can make any treat you can imagine.
“We have a salted caramel pretzel one, a s’mores, a red velvet,” co-owner Queenesha Meyers said.
On Tuesday morning, they found the furthest thing from a sweet surprise.
“I drove up and I noticed one of our windows was missing at the store,” said Meyers.
She said thieves had carefully made their way in.
“They cut the power so that it would disable the alarms and the cameras,” she said.
They then delicately removed an entire windowpane and rummaged through her store. Although they only got away with some change, it’s frustrating for Meyers.
In March, Meyers’ store flooded after thieves broke through her wall.
“Water went everywhere, they stole the entire register that time,” she said.
So this time, Meyers took to Facebook, and she had a message for the public.
“If you are driving past businesses, and you see something suspicious call the cops,” said Meyers in her video. “It’s really, honestly people giving a damn about other people and other businesses,” said Meyers.
She said she hopes people will take more pride in their community, because the more eyes and ears the better.
“If that one person that saw it would have said something or called the cops, it may have made a difference. We have so many great businesses here that do so many great things. I want that to be the forefront — not, oh my gosh not another robbery, or another burglary or a break in,” said Meyers.
She said the police did come and were able to get perfect prints off the glass the thieves gently removed.
It’s not totally back to business though. The ladies at Q’s Cakes are anxiously waiting to hear if they make it on a national baking show, after recently sending in a video submission.