VIDEO: Ramen shop targeted by brazen thief who struck during lunch hour

Image: ( Yoko Ramen)

(KUTV) — A downtown Salt Lake City ramen shop released surveillance video showing a suspect accused of breaking into the business during the lunch hour and stealing more than $1,000 from the business.

Yoko Ramen staff says the man broke into their office Saturday afternoon and used tools to break open a safe and steal cash.

“For a small business it’s really hurting us, especially with sales tax due, and it’s the end of the month so rent is due," manager Amanda McGarry told 2News.

The video shows the suspect enter through a downstairs door and rummage through the business office while the staff and customers were unaware in the restaurant upstairs.

Yoko Ramen recently installed a surveillance system which watched the suspect pry open the safe for approximately 30 minutes.

“When he realized he was on camera, he put the hat on," McGarry

Detectives are now investigating if the suspect is connected to additional business burglaries. Anyone who knows the suspect's identity is asked to call Salt Lake City dispatch at 801-799-3000.

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