Silver Spring brewery struggling through pandemic says break-in will cost 'thousands'

A Silver Spring brewery says it was already struggling through COVID-19 restrictions when a suspect smashed his way into their facility and stole multiple bottles of alcohol Sunday morning.

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Video that FOX 5 obtained from ownership shows the suspect dressed in a colorful hoodie approach Denizens Brewing’s glass window and hurl an object, smashing it.

The suspect then reportedly jumped behind the bar and stole multiple bottles of alcohol.

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Co-owner Julie Verratti told FOX 5 she felt “hurt” and “angry” after the break-in.

She noted that she’s also sympathetic to person, saying “hurt people, hurt people.”

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Verratti’s asking people to make sure they’re supporting local businesses as many restaurants are concerned that the arrival of winter will mean a downturn in patronage.