Crime Stoppers: Suspect wanted in Old Town sushi restaurant break-in
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - A break-in cost a popular Old Town restaurant thousands of dollars. But it's what the thief didn't steal that was so damaging. Now, police hope you will recognize him.
Blue Fin sushi restaurant is usually busy, even after being forced to recoup from its losses.
Security video captured this guy inside the storage room of Blue Fin. Police say on March 25, early in the morning, the suspect broke into the building. He stole a tablet, but it's what he did later that really cost the restaurant.
"He did enter in through the refrigerator and the dry storage area where the victims had found he had rummaged through,” said Crime Stoppers Coordinator Kris Gupilan. “They had to throw away $7,000 worth of food because it had been possibly contaminated."
"A lot of small businesses work really hard and starting from the ground up is extremely hard,” said Blue Fin employee Saige Smith.
Customers Emma and Abby Bishop say what happened is sad.
"That hurts, because they have a pretty good crowd in there,” said Emma Bishop. “That would hurt any business."
"I hope they catch them,” said Abby Bishop. “It's sad they had to throw away that food but glad they recovered enough to open back up."
Police want you to look carefully at the suspect. They believe someone knows who did this and they want him caught.
“We don't need somebody going around the business district or anywhere in the city of Wichita vandalizing or burglarizing people's property," said Gupilan.
If you know anything about this crime or recognize the suspect call Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111. You could be eligible for a cash reward.