BAYBORO, PAMLICO COUNTY -

Deputies continue to search for a man who broke into a local restaurant, ransacking the business.

Pamlico County Deputies said it happened on March 30th. The owner of Mayo's Seafood Restaurant in Bayboro said this isn't the first time.

Deputies said the suspect entered through a back window in the restaurant.

The suspect allegedly took a small amount of money, the owner's personal laptop  and food from the kitchen.

Employee Kristen Lupton said she was working that night and returned the next morning to find the place turn upside down.

"We walked in and there is stuff all over the place. When you walked into the kitchen, there was food thrown from one end of the room to the other,” she explained.

Employees tell NewsChannel 12 the break-in happened just minutes after they closed up shop for the night.

"We left about 8:30 that night and it happened right after we left," Lupton said.

Investigators said they were able to get a picture of the suspect from another business' surveillance camera across the street.

Although this isn't the first time this restaurant dealt with theft.

"The first time was right after we opened and they actually broke-in through the back window and the second time was only about 5 months ago and they actually broke  in to the place next door and cut a hole through out walk to get in," Lupton said.

She said they don't believe the same man broke both times.

"Hopefully he gets caught and this doesn't happen again, scary thought,” Lupton explained.

If you recognize the suspect in the picture you are asked to call the Pamlico County Sheriff's Office.