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Restaurant across the street from HPD post is hit by burglars: A crimes against foodies spree?

Restaurant across the street from HPD post is hit by burglars: A crimes against foodies spree?

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It might seem like setting up shop across the street from a Houston Police Department storefront would make a restaurant immune to crime, but it looks like that's not the case. Oak Forest wine bistro Plonk (which sits in just such an auspicious position) was burglarized early Tuesday morning.

Executive chef Erin Smith took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon after the damage was discovered, describing the scene as "glass everywhere and safe is gone." However the chef reports that the bar and restaurant has already been cleaned up and is already open for dinner as usual once again.

HPD spokesperson Jodi Silva says the damage was discovered around 9 a.m., and owner Scott Miller joked to 29-95 that the only thing the thieves took was "the recipe for our Guanciale Burger."

Plonk joins Haven and Dolce Vita on the list of restaurants that have also been victims of serious crimes this year. Haven had its beehive stolen (a new and burglary-proof version has replaced it) and Dolce Vita is still closed after an arson fire damaged the kitchen.