WESTFIELD, Mass. (the Westfield News) – City police are hoping to identify two young men who were recorded on security video burglarizing the bar at the City Hotel early Sunday morning.
City police report that the owner of the bar called at 7:51 a.m. Sunday to report that an employee had notified him that there had been a break-in at the bar. Officer John Barnachez was the first officer to arrive and was soon supported by Det. Todd Edwards.
Edwards reports that a review of the bar’s security video shows that at the owner locked up the bar at 12:51 a.m. and a mere four minutes later a person emerged from the women’s bathroom.
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A subsequent examination revealed that entry had been gained via a small, 14-inch by 10-inch, window.
The young man is seen to unlock the back door to allow a confederate to enter.
The video shows the two young men searching behind the bar. Although they are briefly seen going into the bar office, they soon return and continue taking items from behind the bar.
Edwards reports that the two men apparently were looking for something that they knew to be somewhere behind the bar but apparently did not know exactly where it is.
He reports that the owner said that multiple boxes that had contained cash earmarked for various purposes were found. The bills and coins, which added up to more than $100, were stolen.
Anyone who may be able to identify the suspects, or who has any information about the burglary, is asked to call city detectives at 413-572-6400.
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