Police: Cash register stolen from Lawrence restaurant during break-in
A Lawrence restaurant was broken into and robbed early Monday, police say.
Employees of Ahuvas Grill Express found shattered glass covering the floor, tables and chairs pushed over, and a cash register with over $500 stolen.
A storefront security camera captured a man wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt, gloves and a mask using what appears to be a small, sharp object to shatter the glass door. The suspect then proceeds to rummage through one of the cash registers before eventually running off with it.
The manager of a neighboring business also had surveillance footage, which shows the suspect trying to open the register against a dumpster.
News 12 went to the area seen in the video to investigate and found coins scattered on the ground along with the lid of a tip jar.
Manager of Ahuvas Grill Express Michel Zack says the Middle Eastern kitchen remains open for business despite the incident.
"It's a small business - it's not something that should happen here," Zack says. "But we can't prevent that, obviously."
The suspect fled the scene heading northbound on Rockaway Turnpike.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.