Thieves break into Riverview restaurant and steal numerous kitchen items – The News Herald


A restaurant building that is still not open to the public was the scene of a recent break and enter incident, as thieves got away with numerous items from the kitchen.

An employee of Tirami Su, 17780 Fort St., called police on the afternoon of Jan. 21 to report the burglary.

The restaurant is located on the site of the former Dolce Vita restaurant, which has been closed for at least 10 years. Renovations began on the building in 2017, and a sign said Tirami Su, an Italian restaurant, was “coming soon.” However, for various reasons, the restaurant has not yet opened.

The person who reported the break-in told police that an employee went to the building on January 21 to collect silverware to take to the restaurant in Northville. However, the employee discovered several items missing from the kitchen.

Items stolen included all of the pots and pans, stainless steel tables, part of the shelves in the room with the ice maker (parts were cut), approximately five storage shelves in the rear storage room, and the industrial size mixer stainless steel mixing bowl.

The ice machine was moved and the side panel was removed, but it was not damaged.

Police were told that before the theft was discovered, the last time an employee visited the Riverview location was in the first week of January. Someone was sent there to pick up the mail, between January 4 and 6, but didn’t notice anything out of the ordinary.

Officers observed damage to the exterior wall, next to the back door of the building.


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