HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Hasbrouck Heights Police Department is looking for two people who broke in and robbed the Hasbrouck Heights Little League Concession stand early Friday morning.

According to Detective Sergeant Alan Baker, the break-in occurred at 2:40 a.m. on Friday, May 24. One man and one woman wearing hoodies used a crowbar to pry open the heavy duty door to the stand. A camera inside the stand recorded images of the couple.

Once inside, they stole candy, drinks, and money from the register. Baker said they left the facility and headed west toward the Hasbrouck Heights Swim Club. Video footage outside the Little League complex showed a car leaving the area a short time later. The incident was discovered later Friday morning by HHLL volunteers who came to prepare the stand for the day.

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In total, Baker said it took the pair about three minutes to open the door. They in and out in about five minutes tops.

"They knew what they were doing," said Baker.

The Bergen County Sheriff's Office processed the scene, took photos, collected evidence, and dusted for fingerprints.

According to Police Chief Michael Colaneri, he didn't recall a robbery at the concession stand in his time on the force.

Ken Debaun, president of the Hasbrouck Heights Little League, said the stand sustained damage in the robbery, The oversized door will cost over $1000 to replace and the cash register was destroyed in the incident. He also noted that it's a shame because "they stole from the kids."

 

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