Thieves steal 150 pounds of meat from Norfolk restaurant

Posted at 1:16 PM, Dec 16, 2019

NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk Police are looking for two thieves caught on camera stealing meat from a Mexican restaurant.

Jessy's Taco Bistro in Norfolk

According to the incident report, the burglary happened early Friday morning at Jessy’s Taco Bistro in Ghent.

The restaurant’s owner, Jorge Romero, watched the incident with Reporter Brian Hill saying "you feel helpless."

Romero said the break-in has set them back by between $500-$650.

“We gotta pay bills, we gotta pay rent – wages, salaries, all this good stuff that when we are gonna be down $600," he explained.

The thieves made out with all of the meat in their freezer, the incident report states.

Romero said cameras captured the duo coming into the back of the establishment around midnight.

He then told Reporter Brian Hill they came back around 3 a.m., with a crowbar and forced their way inside.

"They were in and out with three bags of steak and two cases of chicken breast," Romero said.

The thieves were able to take all of the food in just two minutes.

They were last seen leaving the location in an unknown vehicle.

Romero told us this is their slow season so every dollar counts.

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