by Jacki Mick
Early Tuesday morning, A Comic Shop on Semoran became the victim of a smash and grab robbery. Luckily, the store's security camera caught the entire robbery, which lasted less than a minute, including an unsuccessful attempt at stealing the cash register. When cops arrived at the scene, they were able to lift fingerprints from the register, increasing the chances that the robber will be caught.
We hope the smash and grab artist gets the book thrown at him, pun intended.
There are no details on what exactly was grabbed or how much the damage the smashed door will cost the store, but we've got our fingers crossed that the stash of Free Comic Book Day goodies was not harmed. Some of the best news to come out of the robbery comes from The Geek Easy, the lounge at the back of the shop, who reports, "The beer is safe!"
Both A Comic Shop and The Geek Easy are open for business as usual.
This isn't the first time A Comic Shop has experienced a break-in. Back in 2007, a robber busted through the concrete back wall of the store. Way to make it easy on yourself, robber.
Owner Aaron Haaland addresses the break-in on Tuesday's edition of A Comic Show: