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ST. LOUIS – Crown Candy Kitchen was broken into Thursday morning, but the suspect only got away with a few bucks.

Owner Andy Karandzieff posted a photo on Twitter showing that someone broke the glass of the front door around 6 a.m.

“Well my day’s gone to [s***] thanks to a criminal,” Karandzieff wrote on Twitter at 7:11 a.m. He followed that with a tweet of a photo of the front door with glass shattered all over the floor and the caption, “Well this happened all for $10 in change.”

Karandzieff had just taken a delivery when someone broke into the popular Old North St. Louis neighborhood restaurant and took off with his cash register drawer.

“While I was back in the office, a guy broke in and spent all of about 60 seconds in my store doing a thousand-dollars worth of damage in windows to steal $10 in change,” he said. “Unfortunately this guy did a dumb thing that I have to pay for.”

Business was back Thursday morning, with only Mother Nature forcing them to close early due to freezing sleet and icy conditions.

Crown Candy Kitchen has seen a lot of change in its 109-year history.

“Nowadays I think all bets are off whether they’re 13- or 14-year-old kids or 20 somethings or 30 something drug addicts,” said Karandzieff. “It’s just the state of our world and the lack of respect and personal responsibility. It’s sad, but it’s okay. This is a teeny tiny bad thing, and I’ve got all this great stuff that happens down here at Crown Candy, so you take the bad with the good.”

Karandzieff said the estimated cost to repair the damaged window is around $1,300.