Police investigate restaurant burglary

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By Chris Sardelli

Police are still tracking down leads and searching for suspects after more than $1,000 worth of items were stolen from a Lancaster restaurant last month.

Officers responded to Grinder’s Restaurant, at 208 N. Park Square, at 8 a.m., Dec. 26, about a possible burglary, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

At the scene, officers spoke with a 44-year-old man who said sometime between 2 p.m. Christmas Day and 8 a.m. Dec. 26 someone broke a storage building lock behind his restaurant and stole several items.

The man said one of his employees noticed the storage building’s door was slightly open and called him immediately.

Officers noticed the door’s lock was broken and the door appeared to have been forced open with an unknown tool, the report said.

Though he would not have a full list of the stolen items until he did an inventory of the storage building, the man noticed several items that were missing.

These included bar glasses, various canned food, a black tool bag filled with miscellaneous tools and a Sears Craftsman Shop vacuum. Estimated value of the items is $1,400, the report said.

The man did not know who broke into the building and stole the items, but did remember seeing people sitting in a blue Honda and a green Ford behind his restaurant before he left his parking lot Christmas Day. The man told officers he recognized one of the people.

An investigation is pending and officers are waiting on a full inventory of the missing items, the report said.

Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said no arrests have been made and there are no updates in the case, though the investigation is active and ongoing.


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