ST. LOUIS – Two cash registers are missing and a front window was damaged after a group of burglars broke into Ted Drewes. Police say it happened sometime between late Monday night and early Tuesday morning at the Ted Drewes in the 6000 block of Chippewa Avenue. Officers responded to a burglary alarm around 3:40 a.m. Tuesday.

“They broke one of our front windows and took two of our cash register drawers,” said Ted Drewes owner Travis Dillion. “And of course, they were empty. It was that quick, they grabbed the two drawers and left

Dillion says the company had a spare window to replace the one that was shattered in the burglary. He says the incident was caught on surveillance cameras, which showed three suspects wearing masks and hoodies.

When police arrived, they noticed a broken window in the front of the store. Investigators also learned two cash registers went missing.

Throughout the years, Ted Drewes has become a popular treat for St Louisans and tourists. Ted Drewes has been selling frozen custard for more than 80 years and Christmas trees for half of a century. Customers are shocked Tuesday after someone broke into the beloved St. Louis business.

“We have been coming for 27 years, and it’s a shame that this happened,” said customer Aida Mehic. “I feel bad for the owner and for the neighborhood.”

“Ted Drewes is an icon in St. Louis, why would anyone try and do something to harm it or tear it up? It’s terrible,” said customer Tom DiBello.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is handling the investigation but has not yet released any suspect information. Dillion says he has turned over surveillance footage to police to assist with the investigation.