Popular Greenville restaurant broken into 3rd time this year

Popular Greenville restaurant broken into 3rd time this year (Reporter: Amanda Brannon)

GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY - Police are investigating an overnight break-in at a popular Greenville restaurant. It's the third time the business has been broken into this year.

Investigators said someone pried open the back door of Peaden's Grill & Cafeteria on North Memorial Drive overnight. The burglar ransacked the restaurant's office and stole about $150 in change, owner Terry Peaden said.

This is the third time that Peaden's Grill has been broken in into this year. On Jan. 7, a burglar used a tire-tool to pry open a cash drawer in the office, police said. The restaurant was also broken into in June and money was stolen, said Peaden.

There was no word on how much cash was stolen in the previous two break-ins.

"I'm not very happy with it but it goes with the business. I mean they just can't catch the guy. So, I just have to deal with it until they put him behind bars," he said.

Based on the surveillance video from the latest incident, it seems the burglar is the same person involved in the past break-ins, said the restaurant owner.

"We got him on camera and it's pretty much the same guy, same clothes and all that," Peaden said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Greenville Police Department at 252-329-4315. Pitt-Greenville CrimeStoppers will pay a reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case.  Call CrimeStoppers at 252-758-7777.

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