Coffeehouse reports robbery during fundraiser
Two weekends ago the folks out at the Crosstown Coffeehouse and Community Center held a successful music festival fundrasier that netted them $1,600 in donations and auction bids. Unfortunately, they’re reporting that while the donations were coming in, someone broke into their office and walked out with $1,100 from the coffeehouse’s petty cash and the previous day’s deposits.
“This was terrible news, and we all felt pretty sad about it,” Crosstown founder Dave Nederhood wrote in the coffeehouse’s newsletter, which was forwarded to us by a tipster. He wrote that they’ve filed a police report (fingerprints were taken) and that coffeehouse staff have taken steps to better secure the premises. And Nederhood asked that anyone with information about the alleged crime or who saw something unusual or suspicious on the date of the fundraiser – Saturday, April 25 – to contact him.
In the meantime, the Crosstown folks – who’ve opened their space to everyone from local musicians to knitting groups to the Chief of Police in their three years of existence – are continuing to raise money, and they’ve got a Facebook page where you can go to donate (they’ve raised $695 so far). They’re also looking for businesses to sponsor them. Or you can just stop by Crosstown, which is at 1303 High Street, and enjoy a cup of coffee and a treat.
“We do not yet know how … but we are confident that good will come from this situation,” Nederhood wrote.