Business at Madison Avenue Pavilion reports theft

A business at the Madison Avenue Pavilion was broken into overnight on Monday, Oct. 14 and a thief took a 60-inch television.

Police believe the television was stolen after the building had been left unlocked. According to a police report on the crime, the cleaning staff at the pavilion had been directed to leave the building unlocked after completing their work.

The television was taken from a kiosk at the pavilion that provides advertisement for local businesses. The kiosk is used to distribute pamphlets on Bainbridge Island businesses and the television is used to show video examples of services that are offered at the location.

The television was removed from its mount. Police saw that someone had removed the brackets that held the television to the framework of the kiosk. Attached to the TV was also a USB flash drive that contained promotional material for the business that was robbed.

Upon further investigation, officers contacted the cleaning crew who provides early-morning services at the building. The staff told police that they did not see any unusual activity but have been leaving the building unlocked after they leave since May. They had been directed to do this so that the area would be open for deliveries.

Police said that has left the common area of the pavilion open, as well as access to the movie theater, after about 3 a.m.

In a walk-through after the theft, police noticed several unlocked items and access to several locations in the building that was not secure.

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