Police arrest suspect in two Stone Fruit Coffee burglaries

Employees at the Cornersburg store reported being burglarized twice by the same man

Nicholas Kovacs, breaking and entering
CORNERSBURG: Arrested Sept. 12 - Nicholas Kovacs, 35, charged with breaking and entering

CORNERSBURG, Ohio (WKBN) – Police have arrested a suspect on Tuesday who they say broke into Stone Fruit Coffee in Cornersburg.

Nicholas Kovacs was arraigned Wednesday in Youngstown Municipal Court on breaking and entering charges. Bond was set at $40,000, and a preliminary hearing is at 9 a.m. September 20.

Police said Kovacs was identified as the man who was shown in surveillance photos breaking into Stone Fruit.

Store employees reported being burglarized twice by the same man. The business posted photos on its Facebook page, asking for help identifying the suspect. 

Stone Fruit Coffee posted on its Facebook page that the suspect got away with $170 and a cash drawer the first time, but employees are no longer keeping money in the store overnight.

The business also assured its customers that their credit card data is safe because they don’t store that information.


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