Three Restaurants Burglarized Through Back Entrances; Thieves Take Modems Too


One of the restaurants that was burglarized.

Three local restaurants were burglarized on Monday, with thieves stealing cash — and in two cases ripping off the restaurants’ modems too.

Police released the descriptions and video below:

Incident #1:

On Monday, December 23, 2019, at approximately 2300 hours, inside 225 Columbus Ave (Cassis Restaurant), unidentified males gained access to the location through at back door. Once inside, the males removed $3000 and four cable modems.

Incident #2:

On Monday, December 23rd, at approximately 2315 hours, inside 229 Columbus Ave (Pomodoro Rosso Restaurant), the males gained entry through a back door. Once inside, the males removed $1800 and two cable modems.

Incident #3:

On Monday, December 23rd, at approximately, at approximately 2355 hours, inside 65 West 70th Street (Shalel Restaurant), the males gained entry by breaking a lock on an emergency exit door. Once inside, they removed $417 before fleeing in unknown direction.

Attached video is from incident #2.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the males is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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    1. Debbie says:

      I’d bet that they are the same people who are entering the homes in the 80’s through the rooftops and back doors. Doesn’t take much to put that together.

    2. Drew says:

      Inside job a worker that knew where they keep the cash.
      Or a delivery guy

      • steve says:

        I think its a strong possibility. I worked in restaurants for years and there isn’t just 2 or 3 grand in cash lying around somewhere for the taking. Seems strange that they knew where to find cash like that

    3. NotImpressed says:

      Why are those knives left out on the counter?

    4. dannyb says:

      I thought the cable modem IDs (well, MAC numbers and other keys) were checked by the cable company when they’re attached to the line, so anything that’s been reported stolen or otherwise questionable is useless.
      Anyone know if this is the case? Thanks

      • RD says:

        No. you can still use them – MAC cannot really be blocked by ISP even if it known to be stolen. OTOH – street value is close to 0. why steal?

    5. IT Dude says:

      I’m an IT guy and it seems strange to me they would take the modems. I mean they are a $100 item brand new at best. Whats the street value on something like that? $30 bucks… maybe? Seems silly. Maybe I’m naive.

    6. UWSmaven says:

      I’m guessing the modem may have some connection to video cameras, motion sensors, or other security devices. So much is connected through wi-fi these days.

    7. Young says:

      Back door, are you in business or to make a profit or what ?! You’re in a major city…Security man lock it up !

    8. ron shapley says:

      wow I would love those bowls..

    9. Marv says:

      The modems were probably taken in order to disconnect any security camera FEED. As a native and transplanted NEW YORKER the city is once again a wretched heap and cesspool of humanity. As long as criminals are the only ones with guns and the NYPD could care less IMHO about robberies NY will continue to be rated alongside Detroit.

      • John says:

        I agree things are going to get very bad in the city things will change after the rich liberals condo prices start falling because of the crime