Two individuals broke into the renowned Maple View Ice Cream shop at around 2 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 7.
Security cameras at the store caught footage of one of the suspects, who did not appear to steal anything. However, the suspect did damage the cameras, and the break-in left employees rattled the next day.
Allison Nichols, a manager at Maple View and an employee of nearly 20 years, said the incident has left her feeling violated.
Jan. 7 marks the third time in the past three years that the store has been burglarized, and the store plans to respond accordingly.
"We always try to keep up to date with making sure our camera systems are accurate, adding additional things when needed," Nichols said. "We always have our alarm system and we have safety measures in place.”
Rather than convey their discomfort with the matter, Nichols took to Maple View Farm's Facebook page with humor as a means of getting customers' attention about the situation.
"Although we love visitors at Maple View Farm Ice Cream, we prefer they come during business hours and not during the middle of the night," she said in a post.
Although the Facebook post refers to two burglars at the scene of the crime, investigator Zach Baldwin and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department are still working to identify the one suspect caught on camera.
As it is an ongoing investigation, details are still limited to the public.