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Police search for thief who burglarized five Tampa Asian restaurants

TAMPA — Detectives are investigating five Asian restaurant burglaries reported on the same night, police said.

The restaurants include Crazy Buffet and Matoi Sushi on North Dale Mabry Highway, Thailand Restaurant and J&H Asian Cafe on South Dale Mabry Highway and New China on Gandy Boulevard.

The businesses were broken into Aug. 18 between midnight and 2:30 a.m., Tampa police said.

In each burglary, the front door was smashed and money was stolen from the cash registers, police said. Only surveillance video at Matoi Sushi captured the culprit. Police have not released a description of the suspect.

Police search for thief who burglarized five Tampa Asian restaurants 08/20/12 [Last modified: Monday, August 20, 2012 4:52pm]

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