Police seek help finding suspect in multiple Brandon burglaries

The suspect in a burglary at Li’s Chinese Restaurant and attempted burglary at Mae’s Place, both in Brandon, was captured on surveillance camera while at Mae’s Place. Brandon Police are investigating the burglary and request that anyone recognizing the suspect contact them.

BRANDON — Two Park Street restaurants, Li’s Chinese Restaurant and Mae’s Place, were involved in burglaries last Thursday, April 28. Police are investigating a burglary at Li’s and an attempted burglary at Mae’s Place.

The suspect broke into Li’s during the early morning hours and got away with an undetermined amount of cash. The suspect also tried to break into Mae’s Place that same morning, but was unsuccessful. The suspect is described as wearing a light-colored hooded sweatshirt with the words “Ocean City” on the front, sweat pants, Nike sneakers with a Nike “Swoosh” on the side and a face mask.

The suspect appears to be a white male, police reported, and may have facial hair. He may have also had a backpack on underneath the back of his sweatshirt.

Brandon Police Chief David Kachajian said he was intent on trying to identify the burglar, asking residents to please contact the Brandon Police Department if they recognized the person or had heard any talk of the incident that may be helpful to police investigators.

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