CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say citywide commercial burglaries are down by almost ten percent. But there is one stubborn pocket—it’s the Westover Division, which includes parts of southwest Charlotte.
"[It’s] one of the biggest headaches because we want to work. We don't want this to happen to us," said Nancy Aceto.
Aceto owns Bark Street Dog Spa on Park Road. Over the weekend someone broke in and stole $5,000 worth of dog food.
"They take treats, candles, all the food from here," said the owner.
The loss is especially tough during the holiday season.
"[There are] a lot of people coming in, but when this thing happens they get scared, so Saturday when this happened a few people left and they didn't come back," Aceto noted.
Aceto thinks the food is destined for a puppy mill, she doesn't know who else would have use for that much dog food.
Her business is located in Westover. CMPD crime stats show that commercial burglaries are up 71 percent in the division, with 247 cases.
Aceto is considering moving and hopes that officers can make an arrest in her case.