Sikeston bakery owner 'devastated' by overnight burglary - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Sikeston bakery owner 'devastated' by overnight burglary

(Source: KFVS) (Source: KFVS)
SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) -

The Knead Bakery is known for giving ex-felons another chance at life, but the owner, Chad Bles, said he never expected to be a victim of a crime at his own company.

“You would hope that it wouldn’t happen, but I can’t say that it surprised me either," Bles said.

Bles is the owner of The Knead Bakery. He said sometime late on Thursday night or early on Friday morning, someone decided to rob his business.

“A huge rock had been tossed through our door and a POS system [iPads], our safe, the cash drawers were all gone when I arrived," he said.

Bless said the suspects got away with about $500 in cash and hundreds of dollars in equipment.

But it’s what happened next that gives him a new sense of hope.

Shortly after making a Facebook post alerting his customers, Bles said their response completely turned his day around.

“Today has been absolutely overwhelming," Bles said. "The gentleman who does the door glass in our community, he called me before I could call him and within an hour or so that was replaced. The school has come together and placed a huge lunch order.”

Kelly Rice is a teaching assistant at Lee Hunter Elementary. She said when her coworkers heard about what happened, they had to do something.

“It’s very aggravating when someone comes in and causes so much chaos in an organization that’s trying to do so much good," Rice said.

Bles said though the burglary is a minor setback, he doesn’t have hard feeling towards whoever is behind the crime.

Here’s what he has to say to whoever did it.

“You come and bring our things back and I would love to have a conversation," he said. "In fact, I told DPS this morning I would love for that individual to be a part of our team here and to work and discover work ethic and the fact that we don’t commit crime for immediate gratification, but we work!”

As far as the rock used in the burglary, it’s currently at Sikeston DPS in evidence, but Bles said he plans to put it on display here in what he plans to consider a rock of grace.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2017 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Gunman in Trader Joe's standoff surrenders, 1 killed

    Gunman in Trader Joe's standoff surrenders, 1 killed

    Saturday, July 21 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-07-21 23:44:18 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 10:20 PM EDT2018-07-22 02:20:19 GMT
    The suspect handcuffed himself and surrendered to police three hours after it all began.The suspect handcuffed himself and surrendered to police three hours after it all began.

    Police confirm the suspect shot his grandmother and a woman at another location, then took his grandmother's car. He also took the wounded woman with him.

    Police confirm the suspect shot his grandmother and a woman at another location, then took his grandmother's car. He also took the wounded woman with him.

  • SC dentist has ladies flocking for teeth cleanings after 'In My Fillings' challenge

    SC dentist has ladies flocking for teeth cleanings after 'In My Fillings' challenge

    Friday, July 20 2018 1:53 PM EDT2018-07-20 17:53:18 GMT
    A South Carolina dentist has officially won the Drake-inspired  "In My Feelings" challenge and the ladies of the internet are letting it be known that they must go to the dentist immediately. (Source: Constantine Dental/Facebook)A South Carolina dentist has officially won the Drake-inspired  "In My Feelings" challenge and the ladies of the internet are letting it be known that they must go to the dentist immediately. (Source: Constantine Dental/Facebook)
    A South Carolina dentist has officially won the Drake-inspired  "In My Feelings" challenge and the ladies of the internet are letting it be known that they must go to the dentist immediately. (Source: Constantine Dental/Facebook)A South Carolina dentist has officially won the Drake-inspired  "In My Feelings" challenge and the ladies of the internet are letting it be known that they must go to the dentist immediately. (Source: Constantine Dental/Facebook)

    A South Carolina dentist has officially won the Drake-inspired  "In My Feelings" challenge and the ladies of the internet are letting it be known that they must go to the dentist immediately.  

    A South Carolina dentist has officially won the Drake-inspired  "In My Feelings" challenge and the ladies of the internet are letting it be known that they must go to the dentist immediately.  

  • Coryell County wildfire grows to 5,005 acres, only 35 percent contained

    Coryell County wildfire grows to 5,000 acres, only 30 percent contained

    Saturday, July 21 2018 9:36 PM EDT2018-07-22 01:36:15 GMT
    (Source: Central Bell Fire & Rescue)(Source: Central Bell Fire & Rescue)

    A wildfire burning since Wednesday has grown to 5,000 acres. 

    A wildfire burning since Wednesday has grown to 5,000 acres. 

Powered by Frankly