Julie Fine, NBC 5 News
Burglars have broken into Pho Colonial in downtown Dallas three days in a row, stealing cash, expensive tools, beer and food.
A popular downtown Dallas restaurant has been broken into three times in as many days.
Melissa Jasin, the Pho Colonial owner, found a huge mess on Tuesday morning -- for the third day in a row. The burglars have stolen cash, expensive tools, beer and food.
The owner has gotten a call from her security company between 4:15 a.m. and 5:15 a.m. for each break-in.
"I was floored the third time -- couldn't believe it," Jasin said. "How could it happen so quickly?"
Police said investigators do not know if the burglaries are related.
Someone broke a window to get inside the restaurant Tuesday morning.
"It was a disaster, a complete disaster," Jasin said. "There was glass everywhere. There were broken cups everywhere."
The thieves smashed through the glass on the doors during the previous burglaries. A repairman has come out to secure the restaurant each time, and the repairs are getting expensive.
"I don't know if it is going to be 500 or 5,000 or what," she said.
Jasin said cleaning up after the burglaries is taking time away from work, which is devastating for a small business.
"It is a small, private-owned company, and it is very difficult to come in, overcome something like this, and then open up an hour later," she said.