Crooks target cashless hot chicken restaurant, end up stealing electronics and lemonade

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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- If burglars were looking for currency astatine a fashionable blistery chickenhearted edifice successful the Heights, they were not going to find it aboriginal Sunday morning.

"Because we're cashless," said Christopher Frydenlund, co-owner of Mico's Hot Chicken connected N. Durham.

In fact, signs extracurricular and connected the doorway alert customers that lone cards are accepted arsenic payment. It's a determination Frydenlund and his woman made erstwhile they were conscionable a nutrient truck.

"We decided backmost past we were not going to beryllium different nutrient motortruck getting robbed," said Frydenlund. "So, ever since then, we've been cashless and it's been great."

So erstwhile the crooks rummaged done their office, arsenic seen connected surveillance video, they recovered nary money. Instead, they stole a laptop, an iPad, and 15 cases of lemonade.

"We cognize our lemonade is precise popular, but we were amazed to spot that was the target," Frydenlund said, who estimates the nonaccomplishment astatine a mates of 1000 dollars.

Video shows the burglars breaking a model to get in.

Owning a tiny concern is hard enough, and Frydenlund is disappointed crooks marque it harder. At least, helium said, they person felt emotion from their customers.

"We had our astir engaged nighttime ever. So, we felt the assemblage is supporting america and we're truly thankful for that," said Frydenlund.

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