Cops: 5 Asian-style South Tampa restaurants robbed, suspect at large

4:12 PM, Aug 21, 2012   |    comments
  • Suspect targets 5 Asian restaurants in one night, and a sixth the following day
  • Suspect targets 5 Asian restaurants in one night, and a sixth the following day
  • Suspect targets 5 Asian restaurants in one night, and a sixth the following day
    
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Tampa, Florida-- Tampa Police detectives are currently search for the suspect or suspects responsible for robbing five South Tampa Asian Cuisine restaurants Saturday.

Police reports indicate the following restaurants were targeted between midnight and 2:30 a.m.:

  • Crazy Buffet, 2702 North Dale Mabry Hwy
  • Matoi Sushi, 602 North Dale Mabry Hwy
  • Thailand Restaurant, 5252 South Dale Mabry Hwy
  • J&H Asian Caf, 5224 South Dale Mabry Hwy
  • New China, 3801 West Gandy Blvd.

Police say the same suspect also burglarized the Lemon Grass Thai Kitchen the next day.

A suspect or suspects reportedly smashed in the front doors of the restaurants, and then stole money from the registers. 

Police encourage anyone with information regarding this crime or the involved suspects to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS, or report online at www.crimestopperstb.com.

In doing so, callers may remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.


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