Lufkin restaurant says deliveries of tortillas, towels stolen

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A restaurant in East Texas recently reported several items stolen from their business, but it's not your usual theft.

Employees at Herraduras in Lufkin said they recently caught on camera a person stealing deliveries of tortillas and a box of towels.

According to staff at Herraduras Mexican Fire and Grill, surveillance footage taken at around 7 o'clock on Monday morning shows a delivery of towels being stolen.

The deliveries are made at around 4 in the morning, so employees are not at work to bring them inside.

Staff members said they caught a similar crime on camera a few months ago, but, this time, $125 worth of tortillas were stolen.

"It's been happening a while," Raquel Aguirre, an employee at the restaurant.

The owner of Herraduras explained that they didn't report the first theft because they hoped the suspect would stop.

However, the stolen towels forced them to make the call to police.

"I guess they need money, but it's not the best way to get the money," Aguirre said.

In this case, the crime aspect is too much for the restaurant to let it slide by.

"Everybody needs to work for whatever they need, you know," Aguirre said. "You have to work. If she get up to do that, she get up early to, you know, look for stuff, she can maybe get up early to work."

Based on the surveillance footage, the suspect appeared to be a white female who is driving a red truck.

If you happen to have any information on this case or if you recognize the person in the security video, the restaurant asks that tips be submitted to the Lufkin Police Department.

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