(12:45 PM) Police Investigating Break-In At Area Restaurant

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An area restaurant has temporarily closed following a break-in this week.

Miller’s Coconut Grove, located at 64 Old Fentonville Road in the town of Carroll, said the break-in took place around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday.

In a message posted to its Facebook page, the restaurant said its point of sales system was substantially damaged during Wednesday’s burglary. The Miller family, which owns the business, said the incident forced them to close “while we await new equipment.”

It’s unknown if anything was taken in the burglary.

“Without this unit, our business is essentially paralyzed,” the family said. “While ‘doing it the old-fashioned way’ is not impossible, it is extremely impractical for staff and, more importantly, detrimental to our goal of providing our customers with an enjoyable and timely experience.”

The Carroll Police Department is investigating the break-in with assistance from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office. The restaurant said surveillance footage was being reviewed.

“While we remain at the mercy of our P.O.S. corporation’s technical support, we are doing everything possible to get up and running again for Friday,” the family said in its Facebook message. “As a small family-owned restaurant, this is not an easy situation to endure. Each day we are unexpectedly forced to be closed, the loss becomes harder to absorb.”

“We would like to sincerely apologize to our wonderful and loyal customers from throughout the area for any inconvenience this has caused, without your continuous support ‘The Grove’ would not exist.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Carroll Police Department at 569-5365.