LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A longtime donut shop in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Eagle Rock has been targeted by a burglar twice in just the past week.
The burglar attempted to break into Colorado Donuts, located in the 1500 block of Colorado Boulevard, in the early morning hours of Sept. 17, and again Tuesday morning.
Surveillance video from the first break-in showed someone smashing the windows of the popular donut shop.
Then, at around 3 a.m. Tuesday, surveillance video showed a suspect approach the boarded up window and try and pull off one of the boards. The suspect then flees.
The owner, Jeremy Lee, told CBSLA, that the baker scared off the suspect both times before anything was taken. On Wednesday morning, the shop had to put in new windows and upgrade its security.
“We’ve had to pay for the repairs ourselves, so it’s pretty frustrating,” Lee said.
Lee said he and his parents have owned the shop for several years. They had to shutter it for two months due to the coronavirus pandemic and have struggled to stay afloat.
Los Angeles police told CBSLA they are still unsure if the same suspect was responsible for both attempts.
“I know that we’re living in hard times, and a lot of people are out here, and they’re desperate, but to come to the local donut shop, and to break in twice,” customer Germaine Blades said.