Thieves target East Austin bagel shop twice

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Thieves hit an East Austin bagel shop twice in the last month.

Rockstar Bagels has been in business for several years, selling bagels to grocery stores, food trailers, cafes and coffee shops.

When the crooks broke in, the store was forced to close for days.

“It’s a small business,” store employee Travis Nelsen said. “You don’t make much money anyway and we’re new so we’re just trying to get as many customers in as possible.”

“It’s just a terrible thing to have happen because I work in a small business,” one customer said. “I think that we thrive on just the day-to-day.”

Each time they broke in, the crooks emptied the cash registers. Employees say repairing property damage caused by the thieves has cost more than the cash taken. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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