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Everyone who has been waiting for a bite of Beef O'Brady's famous wings, burgers and buffalo chicken salads at the new Chiefland restaurant may have to put their appetites on hold thanks to thieves.
That's because construction of the casual sports restaurant on U.S. Highway 19 north of Chiefland has been hit not once but twice — first on May 5 and again on June 10.
If that makes you think of suffering, consider that the contractor Michael Graham has been losing power tools and building supplies to whoever has been hitting the place. And in this latest theft the burglars crashed through the locked front glass doors.
It has the owner Mark Swain so angry friends have posted to Facebook that he is offering a reward for information leading to the arrests of the intruders.
In all, the contractor has lost building supplies, air hoses, a table saw, mitre saw, conduit, wire nuts, sanders, drills, nailguns and a brand new paint sprayer.
In the latest theft two flat screen TVs were stolen, one is 50 inches and the other was 40 inches. Both are LG brand.
"Beef O'Brady's has caught the attention of some of our burglars," said Levy County Sheriff's Lt. Scott Tummond. Tummond said the thefts were done at night and discovered the next day when the construction crew came in to work.
He said it was more than likely a pickup truck that was used in the break-ins because the amount of stuff taken each time would fill a pickup.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Levy County Sheriff's Office at 486-5111 or to report information anonymously, call CrimeStoppers at 1-877-349-8477.