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Tallahassee Restaurant Burglarized Twice in Two Months

Chicago Chicken and Grill Burglary
Posted at 5:59 PM, Feb 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-14 17:59:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- A local restaurant is asking for the public's help after two recent burglaries.

Harold Bailey, the owner of Chicago Chicken and Grill reached out to WTXL to see if someone can figure out who's behind either burglary.

Two break-ins in less than two months -- including the most recent incident early Monday morning.

There's a surveillance camera set up inside the restaurant, and Bailey said he hopes the video will help police catch whoever's responsible for the two incidents.

The first happened on December 23, and the second occurred on February 13 around 4 a.m.

The video of the most recent break-in shows a man jumping over the counter and going straight for the register, stuffing cash into his pockets. He's wearing shorts and a hoodie that covers his face.

Bailey told WTXL that the business has always had locks. However, in the first incident, he says the suspect pried open the back door -- and in the second, the suspect broke a window to get in.

Employee Walter Davis says he thinks it's the same suspect in both burglaries.

"If you go back to the footage, he has kind of like a hump in his head," he said, "and the guy in the first video, he had hair on his head as well, so I would say it's the same guy. He has the same build."

Bailey said he's lost several hundred dollars. He's replaced the window already, and customers have kept coming in, but he's hoping the public can identify who's costing him business.

Tallahassee police are actively investigating Monday's incident. Anyone with information that can help identify the suspect is asked to call TPD at 850-891-4200.