A Mingo Junction business owner is speaking out about a robbery at his story early Friday morning.
“It’s just aggravating. My wife’s all upset about the whole thing. We’ve been here this long and now you gotta have this happen,” said Domenic Chappano, owner of Chappano’s Market.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is in charge of the investigation.
It all started around 3:00 a.m., Friday when William Raymond, 39 of Mingo Junction allegedly cut the power to the store.
Camera’s from a neighboring business saw the suspect leave and come back 40 minutes later with a dolly and an accomplice.
That’s when they allegedly cut the locks, went in, and stole the ATM.
Mingo police later and arrested Raymond.
Chappano says this is just fifth time in 35 years that his store has been broken into, but the second time in just over a week.
“We have 32 cameras in the store, and the individual that they have in custody right now was in the store yesterday, probably casing it out. But he’s been here numerous times, so he knows the operation,” said Chappano. “He probably saw the camera areas is why he cut the power to the cameras and everything.”
Chappano adds that last Tuesday’s break-in was allegedly done by four juveniles and says they will be pressing all possible charges and will be upgrading their security system.