First of all, I wanted to preface this story to say how sorry we were to hear about the theft of the ATM at Tastee Freez last week. I am sure many of you have seen the video by now. We are saddened and also mad that this happened to our good friends.
As I watched the video, I was struck by the fact that the thief didn't go after the point of sale terminals. I can't tell you have many calls we have received over the years about needing to replace hardware, because thieves had destroyed the registers trying to get into the cash drawers on that chance that money was still in the drawer. Many times, the cost of replacing the hardware was greater than the cash left in the drawer - and most of the times - there wasn't any in the drawer.
If you look at the video, Rich Owens, the owner of Tastee Freez, has his team leave the drawers wide open and empty - and the thief went right for the ATM and left the registers alone. One small blessing in an otherwise terrible incident.
Rich and his team are such a great asset to our community. Let's all support Tastee Freez - the way they have supported Alaskans all of these years! Order online, stop by for lunch or dinner on your way, or get your favorite dessert. Check out the menu full of locally sourced ingredients. Buy a punch card, and pay it forward to someone you care about.
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