By reporter Steven Smalley
Smash, right through the glass front door of the Gim Wah restaurant came the burglars at 4 AM, awakening a neighbor in time to scare off the crooks. All it took was lots of noise from the now-awake resident to frighten away the thieves. They did score some cash though, in the form of the bubblegum machine stationed in the front lobby that was taken after the bad guys crawled over broken glass in the door. It’s the only thing missing says Alan Chan, owner of the restaurant.
This is just the second time in 20 years the restaurant has been burglarized, according to Chan. “I feel bad,” he says. Chan also said he had plans to reinforce the alarm system already in place.
Palm Sunday found the glass company hard at work replacing the door under the watchful eye of Chan. The restaurant was scheduled to open at 4 PM as usual.