Candy shop robbery

One of the front door windows at the Candy Vault in downtown Sonora is boarded up after getting smashed out in a burglary to the business that occurred about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Money and a laptop was stolen from a candy shop in downtown Sonora during a break-in that occurred early Tuesday morning.

The right front door window of the Candy Vault at 42 S. Washington St. was smashed out by someone who took a laptop that was inside the business and about $200 from the register before fleeing the scene and leaving behind a trail of coins.

Sonora police received a call at about 2:30 a.m. from the business’s alarm company and responded to the store, but the suspect was nowhere to be found.

A police report stated the incident was pending further investigative leads and video footage from surveillance cameras was provided, said Krishna Livingston, dispatcher and records specialist for the Sonora Police Department.

Evidence of an attempted break-in at Servente’s Saloon, located a few doors down from the Candy Vault, was also discovered by the owner later that same morning.

Marianne Wright, owner of Servente’s, said she found damage to the wood near the padlock on the front door along with scrapes and loosened screws on the back door that appeared as if someone had attempted to pry them open.

Wright said she reported the damage to the police Tuesday.

Pick up a copy of Thursday’s Union Democrat for the full story.

Contact Alex MacLean at or (209) 588-4530.

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