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Police seek identity of burglar targeting Asian restaurants

A man suspected in a series of burglaries targeting Asian restaurants in Sacramento and Elk Grove is shown in a surveillance photo.
A man suspected in a series of burglaries targeting Asian restaurants in Sacramento and Elk Grove is shown in a surveillance photo. Surveillance photo, Sacramento Police Department

Sacramento and Elk Grove police seek the community’s help in identifying a man suspected of a series of burglaries targeting Asian restaurants in the region.

The most recent incident occurred about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hong Kong Islander Restaurant, 5675 Freeport Blvd., in Sacramento. The man suspected in the burglary was captured on surveillance video at a nearby convenience store after the break-in at the restaurant, according to a Police Department news release.

The man is described as Asian, 45 to 55 years old, 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a slender build and thinning black hair.

Sacramento police encourage anyone with information pertaining to the series of restaurant burglaries to call the department’s dispatch center at 916-264-5471 or Crime Alert at 916-443-4357, or submit a tip using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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