ST. ANTHONY, N.L.
NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
St. Anthony RCMP are investigating a break, enter and theft at the Far East Restaurant in St. Anthony.
According to the RCMP, the crime occurred between the evening of Aug. 9 and morning of Aug. 12.
Police are asking the public to contact them if they witnessed any movement around the area at that time.
The restaurant is owned and operated by Sun Chow and Carmen Zhu. The couple lives with their children in an adjoining building.
Chow told the Northern Pen he first noticed his wallet was empty on Saturday morning, Aug. 11. He estimates between $200 and $400 was missing.
Nothing else was stolen from the restaurant nor were any other items stolen from Chow’s wallet.
It appeared an attempt to break into the cash register had failed.
Chow also noticed the fly screen on the window had been pushed off.
He believes the perpetrator crawled in through the open window into the dining area late Friday night after the restaurant was closed.
Chow believes he heard some noise that night but never suspected it was a break-in at the time.
The owners have since installed security cameras in the restaurant to catch any other attempted break-ins.
Chow says the family has lived in St. Anthony for over 15 years and never believed such measures were necessary until now.
“I never set it up because I felt the town was really safe,” he said.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the St. Anthony RCMP detachment at (709) 454-3543. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Crime Stoppers of Newfoundland & Labrador at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP190 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at http://www.nlcrimestoppers.com/
Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.