New coffee shop in Clancy broken into, $900 in tips stolen

Posted at 10:14 PM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 00:14:10-04

The owner of coffee shop in Clancy says someone broke into his drive-through stand and took around $900.

It happened sometime between late Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Country Coffee co-owner Leo Wiggins and his wife Suzi opened up their coffee stand just five months ago.

Wiggins, a veteran, said opening up the shop was one of his wife’s dream.

He said whoever broke in smashed the drive-through window, got inside, and took his cash box with $50 inside.

They also took tip money they had stashed away. He said they had almost $900 saved up for his wife’s upcoming bodybuilding competition.

“Have some of conscious about what you’re doing to the small business man, who’s working his tail off, and innocent,” he said. “And you take what I’m earning everyday.”

Wiggins said they will invest in security cameras, and they’re staying open.

He said they also learned a lesson, about leaving the cash box in sight of the window.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the break-in.