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Austin neighborhood restaurant hit by string of burglaries

Austin neighborhood restaurant hit by string of burglaries

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Épicerie was burglarized three times in July. Photo by Bill Sallans

A popular neighborhood restaurant has been the target of a series of burglaries. On Wednesday, July 26, Épicerie alerted the media to three incidents that took place during the month of July.

Detective Charles Shipman of the Austin Police Department Commercial Burglary Unit confirms with CultureMap that three burglaries occurred at 2307 Hancock Dr. on July 11, 17, and 26.

According to a statement released by the restaurant, the suspect has broken a lock once and the front door twice. During the burglaries, cash, food, and other items were taken. 

Shipman says that APD is analyzing DNA left at the scene, as well as video footage that shows a suspect entering the premises. Épicerie owner Sarah McIntosh and her team have also taken extra steps to "increase security at the restaurant, including removing all cash off site overnight," the statement says.

The investigation is ongoing. Those with relevant information are encouraged to reach out to APD.