The King of Pops is offering a $2,500 reward to find out who broke into its kitchen and stole their safe.
It happened Sept. 23 after Music Midtown. It was the popsicle company's biggest day of sales since the business started three years ago. In two days, the small business brought in $20,000, and that's what was stolen roughly an hour after the money was counted.
Customers are used to seeing the King of Pops standing on a street corner or at a festival selling their tasty treats. They're known for their hand-crafted fresh fruit popsicle's.
"We got back probably around 12 a.m., counted our money, did all our inventory and got everyone out of there," owner Steven Carse said.
Carse put the money in a safe at their kitchen on Elizabeth St. in Inman Park. He said left and came back about an hour later to find the place broken in to.
"We came in, our hearts sank. The first thing we looked for was our safe that is kind of like our depository, it's where we put our cash from that particular day. It's gone. It's a wake-up call for us because it really should have been in a different safe, or a safe place, and you think of things afterwards you could've done. Now we've taken those measures but a little too late," Carse said.
They've increased security, but what they'd really like is the money back or at least to find out who's responsible.
"We don't know if it was someone we know, someone we don't know. It will kind of put us at ease if we're able to find it out so, even if we don't get the money, if we find out who took the money, it's worth it for us to be able to sleep better at night," Carse said.
Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call Atlanta Police.
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