Astoria Police investigate business breakins
Astoria Police are investigating two early morning break-ins on Wednesday at local businesses. At about 3:09 AM a caller reported hearing a loud crash at Hong Kong restaurant located at 2813 Marine Dr. Officers arrived and observed that a rock had been thrown through the glass door. The witness reported seeing a motorcycle parked out front when this incident occurred, and then saw it drive away.
A second call of a reported break-in was reported about 3:56 AM at Sahara Pizza, located at 740 Astor St. Officers responded and found that a rock had been thrown through the glass side door and entry was made. Upon entry, officers also located an ATM that had been tampered with. It is not known how much money, if any, was taken at this time. Witnesses in the area reported hearing glass breaking and loud noises around 2:00 AM. They also reported seeing and hearing a motorcycle in the area around that time.
Police believe these events are linked and that the suspect may have been in the local area the day before possibly checking out the businesses.
Authorities are asking anyone who may have observed anything suspicious in these areas at the time of the break-ins or before to contact Astoria Police. They are specifically looking for any surveillance photos or videos that may assist with identifying the suspect or the motorcycle. Anyone who may have helpful information is asked to email Detective Nicole Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you know the suspect or their whereabouts, you can call Astoria Dispatch at (503)325-4411.