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Burglary at popular Thai restaurant in Temple caught on camera

The suspect broke into Mee Mee's Thai Cuisine early Thursday morning.

TEMPLE, Texas — A suspected burglar was caught on camera breaking into a popular Thai restaurant in Temple.

The video from Mee Mee's Thai Cuisine shows a man come through the back door then through the dishwasher.

He stands up and attempts to put a handkerchief around his face, but as he takes his hood down he turns and looks straight at the camera.

"He kind of gave himself away. We'll find him. We'll find out where he's at and hopefully, the police will catch him pretty soon," Mulholland said.

Restaurant owner Michael Mulholland said on his Facebook page it happened around 3 a.m. He said the thief stole the safe with more than $10,000 inside and left behind a lot of damage. 

"You never think it's going to happen to you. Losing that much money in a small mom and pop restaurant like this was probably the hardest part to deal with," Mulholland said.

He said the thief also left behind all of his tools. 

Mulholland and his wife set up shop more than six years ago, they said their customers are getting them through this hard time.

"We're unable to wash dishes, so yesterday we were telling customers that they have to get their orders to go. They said, 'Can we get it to go and still sit here at the tables?'We said, 'Yeah,' and we've been just as busy. It's like everybody is having a picnic," Mulholland said.

Anyone with information or who recognizes the suspect should call Temple police (254) 298-5500.

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