Thief cuts through metal wall to rob Hickory garden center

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HICKORY, N.C. —

A thief caused hundreds of dollars in damage to a business during an early morning break-in Tuesday in Hickory.

The break-in happened at the Hickory Home Garden Center on Highway 321 around 3 a.m.

Employees said someone damaged a fence and then cut through a metal wall of the business to get inside.

The thief stole money from a cash drawer but took off when an alarm went off in the business.

If you know anything about this crime you're asked to call Hickory police.