ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis County Police Department is looking for two suspects in connection with a recent business break-in. Police refer to the suspects as “ice-cold bandits.”
Surveillance video shows the suspects, believed to be a man and a woman, breaking into the business Aloha Mini Golf & Shave Ice on Big Bend Road, just before 4 a.m. Friday.
“Broken glass everywhere. I saw the nine iron that they used and the first thing I did was check to make sure that my cameras were on from my Ring cameras, and they were,” said Jake Kramer, general manager of Aloha.
Kramer estimates the damage to be around $2,000.
“You can see the female in the train caboose. So, she had just crawled through the window that they had broken out, and you can see it all blasted throughout the train caboose, and then she let her boyfriend in,” he said.
Police say the suspects made two shaved ices for themselves before escaping.
“The first thing she says when she walked through is, ‘Thank God, I worked at a snow cone place,’ and then she’s like, ‘Let’s find some ice blocks,'” Kramer said.
“They made those (ice shavings), they didn’t steal anything from us other than my time.”
County police released multiple surveillance photos of the suspects in a Facebook post on Wednesday. Kramer hopes someone recognizes the couple and calls the police.
“If they are 18 years or older, or however old they may be, if they can somehow pay for it at least,” he said. “That’s the bare minimum they could do, you know? Just pay for what you did.”
If you have any information relevant to the investigation, contact county police at 314-615-4169 or 636-529-8210.