Someone broke into the Great Wall Chinese Super Buffet restaurant in Joplin and stole more than $15,000 worth of equipment and furnishings, according to a Joplin police report.
The burglary took place between 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Monday. The restaurant at 2705 S. Range Line Road has been undergoing remodeling since being damaged in the tornado on May 22 of last year.
Police Cpl. Chuck Niess said the thief or thieves ripped out the restaurant’s copper wiring and copper refrigeration parts, and stole a cash register, a deep fryer, a steam cooker, an ice cream machine and two neon pictures.
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