Acushnet Police Investigating Break-in at Ice Cream Parlor
ACUSHNET — Acushnet police are investigating a break-in at a beloved local ice cream parlor and restaurant.
Police Chief Chris Richmond confirmed the break-in took place at the Country Whip on Main Street some time overnight Tuesday.
An employee discovered damage to a door at the establishment at around 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, according to Richmond.
The chief said there was also some damage to the building as well as to an ATM on the exterior.
Investigators are unsure if anything was taken, he noted.
"We are reviewing and extracting video surveillance from the area but have nothing to release currently," the chief stated.
Country Whip posted a message to its public Facebook page yesterday noting, "There is no uneasier feeling than going to put your key in the door & seeing the door already had been opened by an intruder."
The post — written by Country Whip owner Amanda McQuillan — continued: "I’m angry, I’m anxious, I’m violated."
But on Thursday, McQuillan said "Everything is back to normal."
She noted that they fixed the door and everything they could on Wednesday before going home at the end of the day.
"We're thankful that no one was hurt, and that there was no damage inside the building," McQuillan added. "We're grateful for that."
The ice cream parlor/restaurant opened after a delay on Wednesday, but were back to "business as usual" later in the afternoon, according to McQuillan's post.
"Moments like this make you appreciate the good things during the bad times," the post noted. "We are thankful for all the GOOD people who come out & support us regularly."
The Country Whip had run into supply chain issues earlier this year, after Hood plants that supply the store with soft serve base experienced a cyberattack that took them offline in March.
No suspects have yet been identified in the break-in, Richmond stated.
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