GRANVILLE, Mass. (WWLP) – The Granville Police Department is currently investigating a break-in at the Granville Country Store that took place on Tuesday.
According to Granville Police, the break in occurred on Tuesday between 1:30 a.m. and 3:00 a.m.
If anyone saw suspicious activity in the area of the store or has video footage of Route 128 or Water Street near the store around that time you are asked to contact the Granville Police Department.
The classic sounds of the door opening at the Granville County Store, but Tuesday morning was not typical for the iconic store.
“I said come on. I said I’m killing myself to keep the place afloat, especially during this COVID-19 thing and now this happened.” said store owner John Mountain.
Three people broke into Granville County store between 1:30 and 3:00 Tuesday morning and stole the ATM. The owner received a call from the alarm company around 2:30 in the morning. When he arrived at the store, six police officers told him someone had broken in.
“I was shocked, I was shocked an upset. The ride from my house to here was like… I didn’t know what to think,” said Mountain.
Mountain says he’s gotten a lot of support from local customers but the robbery will be a financial hit to the store known for their cheese products.
Granville resident Nate Dargie told 22News, “It’s really sad that you told me that people broke in here because I remember hearing about a story here and there, when I was young. I feel like it’s happened a couple times, so it’s kind of disheartening even for a small place.”
The robbers used a crowbar to get into the establishment where a surveillance camera caught them on camera but police are still searching for who they are.
“You know things are rough, things are bad. To tell you the truth I hope they’re feeding their families with it,” said Mountain.
Police did find the stolen machine but the store is buying a new one. Mountain says local police departments are going through the surveillance footage and working together to solve the crime.