An Apalachin Dunkin' Donuts store was closed for hours as the result of a police investigation.

Investigators searched a vacant property next to the Dunkin' Donuts store. (Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Two law enforcement agencies were involved in a search of property around the business, which is located on Route 434 east of Cross Street.

The doughnut shop usually opens at 5 a.m. but a store manager said it was closed all Monday morning. She said the business opened shortly before 1 p.m.

Two patrol cars from the Tioga County Sheriff's Office with their red emergency lights activated blocked the entrance to the store's parking lot around 8 a.m.

Sheriff's deputies were later assisted by New York State Police troopers in conducting a search around the doughnut shop. The search also included some vacant property to the east of the store.

A canine unit was utilized during the search detail. Police would not say what they were hoping to find.

The store manager said she was aware of the nature of the investigation but she declined to discuss the matter. A source indicated there apparently had been an attempt to break into the business overnight.

The sheriff's office criminal investigations division is handling the matter but the unit was not releasing any information late Monday afternoon.

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