Trump Store Burgled in New York, Police Launch Investigation

A Trump store in Latham New York was burgled during the early hours of Monday morning, police say.

Thieves broke into the store on 860 New Loudon Road before fleeing with stolen cash.

The Colonie Police Department received a call between 3:30 a.m. and 4 a.m. Monday.

An unknown number of people forced open the back door, stole cash from the register, and damaged lights and other items in the store.

Police are continuing to investigate but have released few details about the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call Colonie police.

The store sells Trump-branded merchandise, apparel, headwear and gifts.

According to the Trump Store official website, the merchandise is inspired by Trump's portfolio of "the finest golf, hotel and residential properties in the world."

It opened earlier this month.

Newsweek has reached out to the Colonie Police Department for comment.

Now open in Latham: A New York for Trump merch store.

— Jon Campbell (@JonCampbellGAN) October 4, 2020

Around this time last year, thieves took off with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from Trump Tower.

More than $350,000 worth of valuables was taken from two apartments in the New York skyscraper that bears President Donald Trump's name.

The theft was believed to have been an inside job as there were no signs of forced entry and the residences had not been turned inside out.

Trump owns a triplex penthouse in the skyscraper, located at 721 Fifth Avenue, Midtown Manhattan.

For Trump fans it's not just official storefronts that sell presidential merchandise.

Scattered throughout the country, private vendors sell yard signs, T-shirts, hats and other gear emblazoned with campaign slogans and the president's face and name.

However, more than two-thirds of Trump supporters say they will not put 2020 campaign signs up in their yards over fears their homes will be vandalized.

The Granite State Poll, conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, of nearly 1,000 residents explored whether a "spiral of silence" is skewing polling outlooks as a result of Trump supporters being too afraid to publicly express their support for the president.

The survey found 68 percent of Trump backers will not place any type of "MAGA" or "Trump 2020" sign in their yards because they are worried their homes may be vandalized.

Meanwhile, 65 percent of Trump supporter respondents said they won't place any pro-Trump campaign stickers or signs on their car out of concern it will be vandalized.

Homeowners across the U.S. have alleged vandalism and the theft of pro-Trump yard signs.

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Merchandise is displayed in the window of a Trump store on in October, 2020. KENA BETANCUR/Getty