Chinese restaurant robbed twice in one week

By Yvette Yeon - bio | email

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) – The Chinese restaurant, Wah Wah, on Hull Street, was robbed for the second time in one week.

Owner Vincent Tung said he couldn't believe the suspects came back. Luckily, most of the cash was already taken out by 9:15 p.m. -- and besides a cook in the back, Vincent was the only one in front of the store. There were no customers at the time.

"I had two five dollar bills in the drawer and some singles and they not even take the singles out. They only take 2 five dollars and ran out," said Tung.

Shocked and in disbelief, Tung said the two suspects looked to be in their teens. They both carried a shot gun and had their faces covered except for their eyes - the exact description of the two guys who robbed him last week.

Outside the restaurant, one customer told us this isn't the first time he's heard of robberies in this shopping center.

"I'm really not surprised at all that people are having hard times with jobs, they're resorting to violence, robberies as a means to make up for set losses, it's kind of sad it hit so close to home," said Chesterfield Resident, Howard Seaford.

Vincent's family owns a string of Chinese restaurants in the metro area. This one is 12 years old and up until last week, had never been robbed.

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