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Man smashes window, breaks into cafe in west Houston

HOUSTON – A Houston restaurant proprietor is upset after somebody broke into his business earlier this week.

London Cafe on Highway 6 was closed early Monday morning when somebody smashed by way of one of many home windows.

“I hope it’s the last time but it’s very hard, very difficult to see it,” mentioned proprietor Alex Lleshi.

The surveillance video exhibits a person climb inside and head in direction of the entrance counter. In one other clip, he’s carrying a hood and masks whereas trying round earlier than transferring to the again.

Houston police mentioned 5 iPads had been stolen. Lleshi mentioned the tablets are wanted for on-line to-go orders.

“This damage, for example, I have to work at least one month to cover this situation,” Lleshi mentioned.

As if the pandemic wasn’t powerful sufficient, Lleshi mentioned he’s particularly annoyed as a result of this was the third break-in in roughly a year. He doesn’t know whether or not the identical particular person is answerable for all three incidents.

“My message is please stop doing that,” Lleshi mentioned. “I hope it’s the last time for him and I hope he understands that enough is enough.”

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The proprietor mentioned the harm prices from the most recent incident had been round $5,000.

“I don’t know that anyone’s looking for anyone to go to jail,” mentioned Bill Barras, a good friend of the proprietor. “I think what they’re looking for is to have it stop and replace what was taken.”

Houston police mentioned they’ve the surveillance footage and are investigating the case.

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