Meat theft suspects sought by Hickory House

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The early-morning theft of thousands of dollars worth of meat has the Hickory House pursuing the person responsible.

Mark Bergman, general manager of the Hickory House, a popular barbecue eatery on South Parker Road, is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to charges against the perpetrator. The theft occurred around 1:35 a.m. Sept. 17 and the suspect was caught on surveillance video, but no arrests have been made. The restaurant is distributing posters in the hopes that the public can provide more information.

“We want to let everyone know we’re not going to stand for it,” Bergman said.

There were no signs of forced entry, meaning either a door was left unlocked or the burglar had a key. Although Bergman is hesitant to speculate, he said the meat theft could have been an “inside job” involving an employee or cleaning crew, or a customer.

“Everything is fishy about it,” he said.

The burglary highlighted security weaknesses that Bergman is already taking care of, including changing the locks and installing better surveillance cameras.

Anyone with information should call the restaurant at 303-805-9742 or the Parker Police Department at 303-841-9800.

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