A popular ice cream shop is targeted by crooks twice in two weeks

A popular ice cream shop is targeted by crooks twice in two weeks
Shattered glass covered the floor of the popular shop Monday night. (Source: Sweet Creams/Facebook)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -In a one-two punch, a popular Ala Moana business was hit by crooks — again.

Sweet Creams, an ice cream shop located along Kona Street, took to Facebook to show the damage caused by vandals Monday night.

“To whoever hurled that rock through our store window late last night, whatever your intentions were, I feel sorry for you. You disappointed a lot of people today,” the post said in part.

Broken glass was scattered across the store’s entrance, forcing them to close up shop Tuesday.

It didn’t appear that anything was stolen, however vandals caused about $1,000 in damage to the front door. It happened just as the business was coming back from a burglary last week.

In that incident, thieves got away with $5,000 in cash, the owner said.

“They knew what they were doing. They took out our SD cards from our cameras so we didn’t get a good look of the people. And the landlord, they said the cameras were too far away and it was too grainy,” owner Jeffrey Kao said.

A neighboring business was also targeted.

Kao is trying to keep a positive attitude about the situation.

“These things happen and unfortunately, this is the ugly side of business sometimes, but that’s not going to discourage us from keep doing what we’re doing. At the end of the day, we’re here to make ice cream and make people happy,” he said.

It’s unclear if the two incidents are connected.

Kao hopes to reopen the shop Thursday.

To whoever hurled that rock through our store window late last night, whatever your intentions were, I feel sorry for...

Posted by Sweet Creams on Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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