Burglars Nab $10,000 from Hong Kong Chef Restaurant

The burglars went directly to the office and were out in six minutes, according to police.

A pair of burglars cut and removed a glass panel from the front door of a local restaurant, headed directly to the office and made out with $10,000 cash — all within six minutes, according to police.

Fremont Police received a call at 3:07 a.m. early this morning from the owner of Hong Kong Chef, a restaurant located at 46356 Warm Springs Blvd.

The owner was watching a surveillance feed of the burglary from his home. However, the feed had a 20-minute delay and the burglars had been long gone by the time officers arrived, police said.

According to Fremont Police Department spokeswoman Geneva Bosques, the actual burglary occurred at 2:46 a.m. The two suspects were gone by 2:52 a.m., leaving the scene in a dark sedan.

The suspects, who were only described as wearing dark clothing, went directly to the restaurant’s office. 

The owner hadn’t made a cash deposit in a week, according to Bosques.

The crime appears suspicious because the suspects knew where the money was located, Bosques said.

Officers are continuing to investigate the case.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the at 510-790-6800.


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Sandy N August 29, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Sounds like an inside job, the burglars knew exacly where to go.


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