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Criminals strike again in Shaw neighborhood

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Surveillance footage caught thieves on camera at Fiddlehead Fern Cafe. (Credit: Fiddlehead Fern Cafe) Surveillance footage caught thieves on camera at Fiddlehead Fern Cafe. (Credit: Fiddlehead Fern Cafe)
SOUTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

Shaw neighborhood business owners are rallying together after one of their own was hit twice by criminals in just a month. Both times, it was caught on camera.

With coffee brewing and business booming, everything seemed normal inside Fiddlehead Fern Cafe Sunday morning. That is, if you didn't notice the boarded up door on your way in.

"We got a call immediately and live in the neighborhood so we were able to come by and walked into a brick thrown through our front door," said owner Darcy Heine.

Heine believes her loud alarm system scared off the criminals before they could take anything Saturday morning.

"This time they didn't even step in," said Heine.

But she recognized them.

"It's very clear from our video footage it's the same guys from the first time," said Heine.

It was just a month ago these criminals were caught on camera inside her cafe.

The one-two punch is catching the attention fellow business owners in the neighborhood.

"It definitely hits close because I know it could happen to us. It's not a fear but in general it's something you always think of," said Laura Bunch, who is opening Wild Carrot, a multi-use event space on the corner of Shaw and 39th.

Bunch was one of many neighbors who came to show their support.

"We for sure woke up and said we got to get over there," said Bunch, adding, "But also, her coffee is amazing."

That's another reason Heine says she isn't going anywhere.

"People who stay in the city make a strong city," said Heine.

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