Restaurant burglar takes $360 in steaks

Four slabs of filet mignon and $80 in cash were stolen from Le Petit Bistro by a burglar with an an epicurean bent, sometime overnight between March 15 and 16, police said.

The stolen cuts of beef were valued at $360 by the restaurant, located at 1405 W. El Camino Real, according to Liz Wylie, public information officer for the Mountain View Police Department.

There is no alarm system or camera system at the business, Wylie said.


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Posted by The Jet
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Mar 21, 2012 at 11:26 am

Way to let everyone know that the place doesn't have any security measures.

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Posted by Ned
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 21, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Good point. Maybe this is how the police department extorts citizens by advertizing a business that has no security system and then charging them the permit fee once they get one! Only in Mountain View.

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Posted by Frustrated
a resident of Stierlin Estates
on Mar 21, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Way to go Mr. Veronin. Nice job letting everyone know about Le Petit Bistro's security situation. You didn't have to put that've bit of information in your article. Wow.

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Posted by Frustrated
a resident of Stierlin Estates
on Mar 21, 2012 at 3:12 pm

*that bit* Predictive text is sometimes a problem...

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Posted by Jerry
a resident of Shoreline West
on Mar 21, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Now we'll have to have a steakout to see who BBQs up some filets!

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Posted by I wonder...
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Mar 21, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Wow is right. I can't believe the writer would publish their lack of security... unless... they've recently installed security and want to lure the thief back to catch him/her? A master mind at work!

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Posted by Frustrated
a resident of Stierlin Estates
on Mar 21, 2012 at 4:38 pm

I wonder -
Don't count on it. This writer frequently does things like this in his articles. I'm chalking it up to inexperience. At least, I hope that's why he does such irresponsible reporting. I can't believe that he hasn't removed that part and the comments pertaining to it yet. I guess that now it doesn't matter - the damage is done. I feel so bad for the owner - he's a wonderful man, and a great chef, I might add.

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Posted by GotoCamera
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Apr 1, 2012 at 1:08 am

One of the most useful tips that I got from a friend was to install a restaurant camera. He recommended a webcam software called GotoCamera This is how it works - Set up a webcam near to your cash counter or any part of your restaurant which you wish to monitor, download the GotoCamera software. The set-up instructions are pretty simple and easy to follow. The best part is that you can access it from your smart phone so that you can remotely monitor your camera's recordings when you are away from your restaurant.

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