We’re tracking a remarkable mystery right now here at Sprudge—and no, we don’t mean Daniel G. a case we’re updating regularly as it unfolds.

Someone broke into Sense of Place Café in Arlington, Virginia, which by itself isn’t entirely national newsworthy; sadly people steal from coffee shops all the time. But what did the burglars take from Sense of Place? A notebook of secret recipes and roast profiles.

According to WUSA9, the robbery took place Tuesday, July 10th, with the burglars smashing through the door and “[bypassing] expensive electronics and machines to steal a book of secret recipes.” Per Anna Seo, the niece of the shop’s owner, the notebook contained “baking recipes along with roasting times and other family secrets.”

The burglars also made off with an undefined amount of petty cash. But if the past week of researching Daniel G. have taught me anything, it’s that nothing is as it seems. The burglars wanted that notebook and took the cash just to throw us off the scent; it’s the oldest trick in the book.

The Arlington County Police currently have no description of the perpetrators at this time, so if you have any leads, I’m sure the ACPD would love to hear from you. Be careful, y’all, there’s some weird energy in the coffee cosmos right now.

Zac Cadwalader is the news editor at Sprudge Media Network and a staff writer based in Dallas. Read more Zac Cadwalader on Sprudge.

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