Bay View bakery burglar sentenced

A Milwaukee man has been sentenced to 12 months in the Milwaukee County Community Reintegration Center – formerly the House of Correction – for robbing a Bay View bakery in April 2021.

Dominic Kolp, 46, pleaded guilty to burglary of a building/dwelling. A felony bail jumping charge was dismissed.

In addition, the court ordered Kolp to pay just under $400 in restitution. 

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According to a criminal complaint, police were called to Canfora-Lakeside Bakery on Oklahoma Avenue early on April 20, 2021 for a reported break-in.

The complaint states, when an employee arrived to prepare for the day, they "observed that the cash drawer was missing." The drawer apparently had roughly $200 inside.

Canfora-Lakeview Bakery robbery suspect cookie

Officers reviewed surveillance video, which showed "a male subject wearing a cap, carrying a plastic milk crate, checking the side door of the bakery, and then moving around to the north side of the building" around 12:40 a.m. That person – since identified as Kolp – than reappeared in gloves and a mask. 

The complaint states Kolp removed a lockbox from a wall and tried a key on a security door, but could not get the door open. He then tried the key on a side door and got inside. Surveillance from inside showed him take cash from the register.

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Police released the photo of the burglary suspect, and the bakery's owner put that image on a cookie. Several days later, an officer saw pictures of the suspect, Kolp, and recognized him. 

Kolp was ultimately arrested, per the complaint, in May 2021 after he tried to jump from a second-floor balcony at a hotel he was staying in.