Reward offered for info on thieves who ransacked east side coney island

- Two brazen thieves don't seem to be worried about cameras as they smash a cash register, ransacking Lou's Coney Island at Mound and E. Seven Mile.

A $2,500 reward is being offered for anyone who has information on the break-in.

"There was just stuff scattered everywhere," said co-manager Darrious Mathis. "They broke in the office."

Co-manager Darrious Mathis, discovered the damage the morning after Thanksgiving. 

"I walked to the front and seen the door was busted open right here," he said.

Police say it was around 5:30 a.m. when the suspects broke in and stole cash from the register,

"Coins, cash, everything," he said. "They took everything."

Then they went to the office, stealing more cash from a safe, and also a firearm.

"I've been here 11 years and we've never had any problems," he said.

The thieves didn't do anything to cover their tracks. They weren't wearing gloves or masks, and there were surveillance cameras right over their heads.

Workers don't understand why they were targeted.

"We connect with the community and we do stuff for the community," said Mathis. "So for somebody to just come take stuff from us like that, I just don't see why."

But one worker says, she's seen them come in for food before.

"She has seen them around, in here before, recently," Mathis said.

Detroit police are looking for people to name the two men, and help the Coney Island recover what was lost.

"If anybody knows anything, we would really appreciate you all turning them in," said Mathis.

If you have a tip, call Detroit police, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
 


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