Burglar breaks through wall to enter Naples restaurant

Posted at 6:43 PM, Jun 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-21 08:20:22-04

A Naples restaurant required repairs after a burglar broke through one of its walls, only to leave empty-handed.

The break-in happened in the early morning hours of Monday at the D'Amico & Sons restaurant in the 4600 block of 9th Street North (Tamiami Trail) in Naples.

Shannon Aldrich, the general manager of the restaurant, said she was alerted by their alarm company around 4 a.m. Monday that something triggered the alarms for the patio and office doors. 

"When I opened up our back storage door, I saw that there was a hole through the wall," Aldrich said.

"Luckily nothing as far as we can tell was stolen," she added. "The alarm obviously panicked them, and they quickly disappeared."

Last week, a burglar broke into the Kuntry Express store on Buckingham Road in Lee County after smashing through a wall, stealing several items and some cash. 

Bob Unger of Gatekeeper Access Control Systems recommends businesses install motion-detector alarms to alert police.

Some are silent alarms, and just notify police," Unger said. "Others have - which I think is better - the alarm ringing outside as well, so it gets them motivated not to steal something and get out."

Anyone with information about the Kuntry Express or D'Amico & Sons break-ins are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.