Break in at Royalty Food Store in Tryon Friday morning

Published 3:03 pm Monday, August 2, 2010

The Royalty Food Store Inc. in Tryon, owned by Khalid Abuadas, was broken into around 5 a.m. Friday through the roof. Employees arrived to open up Friday morning and found the suspended ceiling caved in and ceiling panels and insulation all over the floor. Entry was apparently made through a vent. The Tryon Police Department was awaiting damage estimates Friday. It was unclear what if anything was taken from the store. Above, Denis Nagle was on the job cleaning up Friday morning, while employee and cook Darlene Smits looks over the damage. Tryon police were investigating, including reviewing surveillance footage. (photo by Jeff Byrd)

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