Bakery’s 'creative' ploy to catch alleged thief

·News Reporter
·2-min read

A bakery has made a stunning move to catch an alleged thief.

Canfora Bakery, in the US state of Milwaukee, was robbed at midnight on April 19.

Milwaukee Police Department released photos of a man it wished to speak to in relation to the robbery.

A man is pictured in CCTV footage captured from a Milwaukee bakery.
Police released photos of a man after the Canfora Bakery in Milwaukee was robbed. Source: Milwaukee Police Department

“The suspect is described as Caucasian male. He was last seen wearing a knit beanie, dark jacket and dark pants,” police said.

“The suspect intentionally forced entry into a closed business and removed property.”

The bakery wrote on Facebook cash and some equipment was stolen.

In an effort to track down the man in the photos, the bakery decided to take matters into its own hands.

“So, we made delicious sugar cookies with his image on them,” it wrote.

“We invite the Bay View community to come on in and take a bite out of the thief while supplies last - one per family.”

Canfora Bakery is pictured along with a cookie with a man's face printed on it.
Canfora Bakery printed the man's face on cookies for customers. Source: Facebook/ Canfora Bakery

The bakery’s owner Karen Kreig told The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the man’s photo was printed on edible paper.

"We decided to make the best of it and see if the community could identify him," Ms Krieg told the paper.

On Facebook, people praised the idea as “very creative”.

“I bet the cops had a good laugh at the picture and would cheerfully share pictures of other perps they want particularly bad,” one woman wrote.

Another woman wrote she loved the bakery’s response to the robbery while another suggested it do a similar offering for people with stolen or missing pets.

The bakery later added the alleged thief had been found but it’s not clear if police have made an arrest.

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