Store owner: Group causes $13,000 worth of damage inside Dyker Heights bagel shop

A popular bagel shop in Dyker Heights was badly damaged by a group of men after the workers say they told the group they were closed for the night.

News 12 Staff

Jul 29, 2020, 4:01 PM

Updated 1,389 days ago

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A popular bagel shop in Dyker Heights was badly damaged by a group of men after the workers say they told the group they were closed for the night.
The incident was captured on surveillance cameras Friday night.
Edgar Morales, who owns The Brothers Bagels with his three brothers, says he was inside the shop as tables were being thrown across the room and drinks were knocked off the counter.
"I told them we were closed, but they look like they ignored me,” says Morales.
He says that's when they started breaking stuff.
"I run into the kitchen, but like 30 seconds after a third guy came inside, and he the one who broke the glass of the refrigerator,” says Morales.
He says it all happened so fast and when it was all said and done the trio had caused about $13,000 worth of damage.
"When they left they don't say nothing. They just came, destroy and walk away. It was scary, sad also because we been here nine years and to see how they destroy the store,” says Morales.
He says since the incident, there has been an outpouring of support from the community.
Morales says a GoFundMe page was set up and has raised more than $7,000.
"They come, they buy, they say we with you guys and that's most important thing. People come and say that," says Morales.


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