The owner of Cyril’s, the popular restaurant and bar on Napeague, woke up at 4:30 a.m. on June 24 to find that $22,700 had been stolen from his Windmill Lane residence in Amagansett.
On June 23, after a busy Sunday, Cyril Fitzsimons, 69, took two satchels of cash from the restaurant to his house, where he counted it out, breaking down and recording the denominations on paper, before going to sleep at about 10 p.m., East Hampton Town Police said. He had kept the bags, which were described as black with “Cyril’s” printed on the side, in the bedroom. When he awoke a few hours later, the bags were gone, he said.
Mr. Fitzsimons told police several plants had been removed from behind the house near a fence where he believes the intruder may have gained access to the property.
None of the other residents of the house had heard anything during the night, and neighbors were unable to shed light on the matter, according to police.