Surveillance video shows burglary suspect smashing in window of Norfolk Chinese restaurant

Posted at 4:20 PM, May 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-24 23:27:21-04

NORFOLK, Va. - Norfolk Police say a man broke into two Chinese restaurants early Friday morning, and they need your help finding him.

Surveillance video from one of the restaurants shows the man smashing out the front glass window with a blunt object. He then quickly rushes inside the restaurant and takes money from the register.

The restaurants that were targeted are:

  • Golden Chopsticks - 8406 Hampton Boulevard
  • China House 6200 N. Military Highway

Yang Lu owns Golden Chopsticks. He says the thief took about $120 from his cash register, and he expects it will cost almost $400 to replace the shattered glass on the front door.

These incidents come not long after the department arrested 40-year-old Elliott Del Valle for a string of 10 Chinese restaurant burglaries earlier this month. He's been held in Norfolk City Jail without bond since May 10.

Police say Del Valle broke into eight restaurants in two days.

Anyone who recognizes the man in the latest burglaries is asked to submit a tip by calling the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or by using the P3Tips app.

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