Two bars on Paseo del Pueblo Sur in Taos were targeted by at least one burglar this week, one of them for the second time in a week.
A caller from the Taos Mesa Brewing Taos Tap Room reported on Monday morning (Feb. 3) around 7:30 a.m. that someone had broken a deadbolt to a door and entered the business sometime during the night.
A safe inside had been tampered with, the caller said, but the burglar had apparently failed to open it and nothing else appeared to have been taken.
Responding to an email inquiry this week, Taos Police Chief David Trujillo said that the burglar or burglars who broke into the Tap Room appeared to have known where the business's surveillance cameras were located and "tampered with all of them."
Less than an hour later, another caller from Taos Ale House, a 1/2 mile to the north on Paseo del Pueblo Sur, reported finding evidence of an attempted break-in at the bar.
Ale House and Orlando's restaurant in El Prado were both broken into a week ago. Some cash was stolen from a safe at the New Mexican restaurant and a safe was stolen from the Ale House.
In those cases, police suspect the burglar or burglars used a saw to cut locks on doors to the businesses and a pry tool to break into the safes.