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Aurora Asian bistro targeted multiple times by thieves

Crime Stoppers of York Region has released images of two suspects and vehicles wanted in connection with thefts of machines used to process credit and debit payments

Point-of-sale machines were stolen during a number of recent commercial break and enters and thefts in Aurora.

The first occurred on Feb. 13 at about 1 a.m. when a suspect broke into Lee Chen Asian Bistro at 5-84 First Commerce Dr., and stole three of the terminals that process debit and credit card payments, according to Crime Stoppers of York Region's crime of the week report. 

The next day, two suspects went to the restaurant at about 2 p.m. and had lunch, police said. When they left, one of the men stole a point of sale machine while the other paid for the meal. 

On March 2, two additional commercial break and enters occurred in which point-of-sale systems were stolen. Police believe they were committed by the same suspect wanted in the theft on Feb. 13 at Lee Chen Asian Bistro. 

Crime Stoppers has released images and descriptions of two suspects and two suspect vehicles. 

The first suspect is described as a male with brown skin in his mid 30s. He is 6 feet tall with curly black hair and a full beard. At the time, he was wearing a light crew neck sweater, blue jeans, dark shoes and a watch on his right wrist. 

The second suspect is described as a male with white skin in his mid 30s. He is 5 feet 8 inches tall with brown hair and a goatee. At the time he was wearing a black winter hat, black and white Playboy brand hoodie, blue jeans, dark shoes, and was carrying a dark coat. 

The suspect vehicles are described as an older model green Nissan Altima and an older model Kia Sportage. 



Elizabeth Keith

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