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Posted on Tue, Mar 20, 2012 : 5:52 p.m.

Cafe inside U-M's Hutchins Hall broken into, cash stolen from register

By Kyle Feldscher

The Kirkland and Ellis Cafe inside the University of Michigan’s Hutchins Hall was broken into between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning, according to police.

The U-M Department of Public Safety responded to the cafe at about 7:15 a.m. Monday after being notified of the burglary. According to police, someone entered the cafe between 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 6:10 a.m. Monday.

The cash register at the cafe was pried open and an undisclosed amount of cash was removed. Food also was stolen from the cafe, police stated.

Police do not have any suspects at the moment and still are investigating the incident.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the U-M Department of Public Safety anonymous tip line at 1-800-863-1355.

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dempster stone

Thu, Apr 5, 2012 : 4:25 a.m.

It's sad that we still have this kind of petty crime. Often not much is taken but the damage to the business and staff can be worse. After i read this i was at a start-up launch for a new internet business that was demonstrating an ipad cash register. The start up were demonstrating their card swipe and digital receipt services. It was super cool. It connected to a cash drawer but seeing how easily customers could pay using a digital wallet on their iphone made me realize that the use of cash is on its way out. Digital receipts and mobile wallets will take over. Which at the time i thought was sad. Seeing this news made me realize at least it will put an end to petty crime like this. The company was I hope retailers wake up and accept this kind of technology.