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Police suspect burglary of Cayuga Drive bar may be inside job

NIAGARA FALLS – Police said they are investigating a possible employee connection in the Friday morning burglary of Poppy’s Place on Cayuga Drive.

Surveillance cameras showed a man wearing gloves and a bandanna over his face entering the bar about 5:10 a.m. and heading straight to a cabinet where the “money bag” is stored, police said. The burglar grabbed the bag containing $400 and two bottles of beer before leaving, police sdaid.

Police said that the employee appears on the surveillance video a short time later, entering the bar and leaving the owner a note before taking three bottles of beer and leaving. A door to the tavern was forced open and a window broken, resulting in $300 worth of damage, police said.