Burger King has become the target of recent burglaries and on Nov. 17, someone broke in again.
Burger King Manager Damarcus Turner told Española Police Officer Jerome Broyles that someone broke in through the drive-thru window and in doing so, damaged the sliding lever lock.
“Mr. Turner stated the damage was new and stated that this is usually how the business is broken into,” Broyles wrote in his incident report.
Turner said this was at least the fifth time the business has been broken into, in the past two weeks. He took the officer to the manager’s office and explained that two computer monitors, which the company had just replaced the previous day, had been taken.
“Mr. Turner informed me that his DVR, surveillance was still recording and would be available once he was able to get monitors to view it from the computer system,” Broyles wrote.
Turner also said a trash can was stolen from the business. He wasn’t able to give Broyles an estimate of what the stolen items were valued at and said he’d have to call his supervisor for that information.
Broyles took photos of the damaged window and the area where the monitors were taken. He told Turner he’d need an estimate of the damage and missing items and would need to see the surveillance before any further action was taken.
Turner emailed Broyles a very grainy video and a photo of a shoe on Nov. 19. In the email, he said the person on the video is the one who broke in.
“I am not able to positively identify the individual based on the photos and surveillance,” Broyles wrote. “However Mr. Turner stated that he is able to identify the individual and stated he called law enforcement, who allegedly made contact with this individual and did not make an arrest.”
Broyles tried to speak with Turner on Nov. 22, but wasn’t able to because the doors to Burger King were locked.