Ray Villeda, NBC 5 News
A restaurant on North Henderson Street caught three people on camera as they pulled into a parking lot.
Police are investigating break-ins at four restaurants in Uptown and Central Dallas.
Dallas police are looking through surveillance video to determine if the four burglaries are related. The thieves were after money in all of the break-ins, which occurred Tuesday morning, but were not successful.
A restaurant on North Henderson Street caught three people on camera as they pulled into a parking lot. They tried to hide their faces as they ran in. The burglars tried to take the safe, but couldn't.
Primo's on McKinney Avenue sustained damage to its ATM, but the burglars were unable to get any money from the machine.
"They're familiar with us, and they're familiar with what it takes to kind of get in," said Brandon Kundak, Primo's manager. "Whether it's break a glass or bust a door, they have a goal."
The thieves stole a catering van, which was later recovered.
"It was commandeered and taken," Kundak said. "Fortunately, a call was made to me on where it was, and we went to pick it up. Police went to check it out and took some prints."
Up the street, Mr. Mesero was also broken into, but nothing taken.
At Dave and Buster's along U.S. 75, the front door is missing its glass where burglars broke in. Thieves stole $50 from a drawer and damaged the ATM, according to police reports.
"The damage usually is what we have to deal with contend with," Kundrak said. "It's [the] biggest costly piece of getting broken into."
Anyone with information on the break-ins is asked to call Dallas police.