Thief cuts hole in ceiling of Roanoke restaurant only to steal five Coronas

By Samantha Smith - Digital Content Producer

ROANOKE, Va. - Roanoke police are searching for a thief who they say cut a hole in the roof of a restaurant only to steal five beers.

Authorities say officers were dispatched to Las Tapatias Mexican Kitchen in the 4000 block of Melrose Avenue NW to investigate a reported burglary. 

Managers of the restaurant told police the burglar came into the restaurant through the roof sometime that night. Officers did find a large hole in the ceiling of a building, along with debris on the floor. 

Authorities say this is an ongoing investigation. 

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