Police: Beer, fish but no chicken for restaurant thieves

March 16th, 2011 by Staff

By Tbo.Com — TAMPA — They passed on the chicken.
At the Chicken Shack in Lakeland, two men stole T-shirts and beer.
At the Buffalo Wings restaurant in Tampa, a thief stole $2,000 worth of seafood.
The Buffalo Wings heist happened Sunday afternoon when a burglar pried open a freezer at the eatery, 2208 E. Hillsborough Ave., and took 10 boxes of seafood shrimp, halibut and tilapia.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic man age 35 to 40, about 5-foot-6 and 150 to 165 pounds. He had a black goatee and was wearing glasses.
He threw the boxes of seafood over a fence to a female accomplice, police said.
In Lakeland, police responded about 8:30 a.m. today to a burglary at Chicken Shack, 813 W. Memorial Blvd. T-shirts, beer and other property had been stolen.
A witness provided descriptions of the suspects, and officers arrested Chad Berrien, 35, and Rickey Wright, 31, on burglary and grand theft charges, police said.
Berrien and Wright were wearing stolen Chicken Shack T-shirts and had several more in a bag, police said. They also had some of the stolen beer “minus an amount they had already consumed.”


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