Thieves hit Johns Creek deli for second time in 2 weeks

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FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - A Johns Creek deli is back open, hoping to make back some of the thousands of dollars a burglar stole.

Channel 2's Amanda Cook is at Jack's New Yorker on McGinnis Ferry Road, where the deli owner just got his smashed door repaired.

Cook spoke to business owner Brian Dixon about the surveillance video from the overnight smash-and-grab.

"For somebody to just come in and take from you when you've worked so hard, it's really frustrating," said Dixon.

He got the call about the break-in early Saturday morning. He was told that thieves stole his register and safe for the second time in two weeks.

"For somebody to come in and do this after I've worked so hard for so many years to get this place up and running is devastating," Dixon said.

He said the timing of the burglary is especially sad. It puts a damper on a special time for his family after the recent birth of his baby.

"The first time they broke in two weeks ago, it was a night after my 2-week-old was born," he said.

Dixon said his older child's second birthday is this weekend.

"It's taken a toll on me, my wife, and on everybody else," he said.

Dixon said the surveillance video from both incidents looks like the same guy in the same clothes. Both times, the thief first turns off the main power supply to the restaurant, waits a minute and then breaks in.

So far, Johns Creek police have reviewed some of the surveillance video, which shows a man wearing a mask and a white long-sleeved shirt exiting out the side door. Police said he was last seen running down Lake Field Drive.

"I would much rather give somebody a job and employ somebody and help them out if they're struggling instead of having to steal from me," Dixon said.

Anyone with information about the smash-and-grab at Jack's New Yorker is being asked to call 911.



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