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Robbers take about $3,000 from Middletown pub, days after well-known statue went missing

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Posted 7/11/19

The Middletown Police Department is investigating a suspected burglary at Hops & Barleys Pub and Grill at 9 E. Main St. in which $2,400 and $3,500 was stolen.

According to the preliminary …

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Robbers take about $3,000 from Middletown pub, days after well-known statue went missing

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The Middletown Police Department is investigating a suspected burglary at Hops and Barleys pub and grill at 9 E. Main St. in which $2,400 and $3,500 was stolen.

According to the preliminary investigation, someone forced a door open and entered between 2:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The damage to the door is estimated at $500.

“So here we are again our Middletown friends. We need your ears this time. It’s been a heck of a few months for us so we are asking if you hear anyone chirping about this let the Middletown Police know,” a post on the establishment’s Facebook page states.

According to the Facebook page, the well-known waiter statue outside the restaurant known as “Seamus” was stolen around July Fourth but was found soon after.

“Seamus has been found and carried home! Thank you so much for all of the shares and your help, he means more to us than you know!” a Facebook post states.

“Thanks to the over 300 post shares and the keen eye of one of our residents, SEAMUS was found in just over an hour of my post.  It is with the utmost gratitude to all that shared and even commented.  The power of social media is a real thing and I thank you,” said another post. 

“SEAMUS will remain inside the building tonight and be locked to the building tomorrow.”

Anyone having information about the July 9 robbery is asked to report it to a Middletown police officer by calling Dauphin County Dispatch at 717-558-6900. Anonymous tips can be submitted at www.middletownboroughpolice.com.