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Dinner Table sees string of thefts

Since July, The Dinner Table has experienced three robberies. The establishment is no longer open for business (Photo by Beth Hyatt).

Since July, The Dinner Table has experienced three robberies. The establishment is no longer open for business (Photo by Beth Hyatt).

Over the past few months, The Dinner Table restaurant has seen its fair share of burglaries. Since July, according to the Luverne Police Department, the establishment has been broken in to three separate times.

“The prior one in July, he was dealing with were mostly the theft of hand tools, saws, drills, grinders and hand-held power tools. Those were from the storage area out back,” said Luverne Police Department Investigator Mason Adcock.

“In August, both occurred up at the building. One was outside sometime between Thursday, Aug. 25 and Friday, Aug. 26. We had an unknown person, or persons, go inside the fence at the back of the restaurant.”

Adcock stated that an assortment of pork and chicken were taken from a freezer, along with assorted hand-held power tools.

Between Monday, Aug. 29 and approximately 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30, another break in occurred.

“An unknown person, or persons, did damage to the rear door in order to force entry to the restaurant,” Adcock said.

“While there, they damaged the cash register and also an ATM machine. The only items that appeared they were able to take at that time were a clear, plastic change donation jar with small bills and change. They tore up the register trying to get in it, but there was no money in it at the time.”

The Dinner Table is no longer open for business, according to Adcock.

The Luverne Police Department and the Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office are both involved in the investigation of these cases, and all help from citizens is greatly appreciated at this time. If anyone has any information, please contact the Luverne Police Department at (334) 335-3334.