Four food items owned by the same business owner all broke up within four days of each other, the latest being Monday morning in Glendale.
Arthur Oroshanian says he received one call after another about his business being stolen: a Pokکیmon site in Simi Valley on Friday. On Saturday, right next door, hours after his ice cream shop Watts Rollins, another Pokکی Tomek in North Hollywood, and on Monday at 5am, the Pokکی Tomومk location in Glendale.
“It’s difficult because money comes and goes but emotionally, my wife and I have been on it because now every morning we get a call from somewhere else,” Aroshnian told KTLA.
Surveillance video shows thieves breaking into a Sami Valley eateries, breaking a small window and crawling to the register and safe.
Arushian says the safe contained not only a week’s worth of cash but also all the advice from employees.
The video from North Hollywood shows a man breaking a window and waiting behind a fleeing car, a silver Mercedes, when his partner enters. Caught without a mask.
Aroshanan said he did not know he was being targeted, adding that he had spoken to other business owners who had recently been robbed. He believes the incidents are linked to a larger scheme involving a single thief.
After a difficult year with epidemics, the small business owner says the break-ins hurt the bottom line and its employees.
“With food prices skyrocketing, we’re just trying to be open to the public,” says Aroshnian. “It’s very difficult to run when these things happen.”
But he is not stopping his team from serving customers, as he repairs damage to his stores.
Despite cleaning up after four breaks in four days, Auroshyan says he is no longer angry with the men who did it.
Instead, “I forgive you. I will pray for you and I hope you find a way out of the darkness,” he tells the thieves.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told KTLA Monday that an investigation is under way.