Orlando's and Ale House burglarized

By John Miller
jmiller@taosnews.com
Posted 1/31/20

At least one burglar with a proclivity for commercial burglaries is creating headaches for Taos business owners again.

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Orlando's and Ale House burglarized

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At least one burglar with a proclivity for commercial burglaries is creating headaches for Taos business owners again.

Orlando's restaurant, at 1114 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, was broken into on Sunday (Jan. 26), according to Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe, whose deputies investigated the incident.

Hogrefe said they learned that the suspect, who was caught on a surveillance camera positioned inside Orlando's, appeared to have used a saw, or similar tool, to cut through a door lock to gain entry.

Once inside, the suspect then appeared to have used a crowbar, or other type of pry tool, to open a safe, from which he stole an undisclosed amount of cash.

A second commercial burglary was reported at Taos Ale House, which is less than 2 miles to the southeast, at 401 Paseo del Pueblo Norte - almost exactly 24 hours later on Monday (Jan. 27).

According to a log from Taos Central Dispatch, a caller reported that the popular beer and burger spot was broken into sometime during the night or early morning. Similar to the Orlando's burglary, the caller said a lock on a back door had been "cut."

A safe that the business had stored inside was also missing, the caller added.

While Ale House does have at least one camera providing surveillance inside, the report did not indicate whether it caught a suspect on camera.

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