Gourmand burglars steal €5,000 worth of lobsters, oysters and foie gras

Gourmand burglars steal €5,000 worth of lobsters, oysters and foie gras
The thieves stole €5,000 worth of lobsters, oysters and foie gras. Credit: Pxhere.

The police have launched a search for two burglars who stole €5,000 worth of goods from a restaurant in Lembeek early in 2019.

On 30 March, the two burglars arrived at the In de Molen restaurant, located on Edingensesteenweg in Lembeek.

An outdoor CCTV camera first registered the duo at around 3:10 AM when the burglars forced open the door to a storage room of the restaurant. The burglars were recorded entering the storage room and leaving shortly after carrying a bowl of food.

Less than 20 minutes later, the duo returned to the restaurant in a Mercedes, the number plates of which were covered in cloth. The two burglars proceeded to quickly load the car with goods.

The burglars' loot, which included lobsters, oysters, foie gras, a camera, a large pot and an amplifier, is estimated to be worth around €5,000.

Despite thorough investigations, the two perpetrators have not been found. In their effort to find them, the police have shared photographs and descriptions of the two individuals. Photographs showing the getaway vehicle have also been shared because of the distinct horseshoe just above the bumper on the front of the vehicle.

The first burglar is between 25 and 30 years old and is of a strong build with short shaved hair and a short beard.

The second burglar is around 30 years old, is of an average build with shaved hair and a tattoo on the inside of his arm.

Anybody with information about the incident is asked to contact the police.

Evie McCullough

The Brussels Times

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