Electronics stolen from White Eagle Restaurant

The cabinet from which a 60-inch flat-screen television and speakers were removed. Photo available for purchase

The cabinet from which a 60-inch flat-screen television and speakers were removed.

Lois Swoboda
Published: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 10:04 AM.

Sometime during the predawn hours of March 17, the White Eagle Restaurant was robbed of several thousand dollars worth of electronics.

The restaurant, located at the Sportsman’s Lodge, 99 North Bayshore Avenue in Easpoint, is open only for occasional, noncommercial, special events, including weddings.

Owner Bob Allen said a video camera, speakers, a surround sound system and a 60-inch flat-screen television were taken. He said the equipment is used to record weddings and display videos during wedding parties. Allen said he was forced to postpone two weddings because of the burglary. He said the equipment was not insured.

The break-in was discovered by David Allen, who is employed by Bob Allen but not related to him.

David Allen said he found both the door to a laundry room and the front door of the restaurant open during his regular rounds on that Monday morning.

At some point, a deadbolt lock leading into the restaurant from the laundry room had been turned around so the latch to open the lock by hand was on the outside of the door. The thieves appear to have entered and exited with the equipment through that door. They may have altered the lock or it may have been made by some tenants who occupied a room in the building.

Bob Allen said he believes the thieves were familiar with the restaurant and its contents as well as the daily routine of employees. The thieves removed the equipment from two wooden cases in which it had been installed.

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