Burglar bullies Bang!

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Can you identify this man? Photo courtesy of the Charlottesville Police Departmenet Can you identify this man? Photo courtesy of the Charlottesville Police Departmenet

Bang! restaurant has become the go-to spot for a local burglar, who has broken into the Second Street eatery three times this year and always steals the same thing: booze, according to owner Tim Burgess. The latest hit was July 28, and unopened bottles of gin, bourbon and Absolut vodka disappeared. Each heist has cost the restaurant around $1,200 to $1,500, Burgess says.

Burgess installed a surveillance camera that got a relatively clear image, and he’s pretty sure someone knows who this is. “He loads up a sack of alcohol like a Santa Claus,” says Burgess. “It’s heavily frustrating.”

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Detective S.M. Young at 970-3369 or Crimestoppers at 977-4000.