Favorite Downtown Cedar Rapids Lunch Spot ROBBED! [VIDEO]
Our station shares a building with The Prairie Soup Company (Prairie Soup is located on the skywalk level of our building, Plaza 425).
While some of our employees were eating at Prairie Soup on Monday, Frank (the owner) informed them that the business was ROBBED early Sunday morning! Luckily, our building has tons of surveillance cameras and they got a pretty good picture of the culprit's face.
The robbery took place around 3 a.m. and it wasn't until around 8 a.m. that day that someone who works in the building noticed the displacement and called the police. The thief is still out there, but thanks to our buildings cameras, here is a picture of the suspect:
The suspect broke into Prairie Soup by snapping off a piece of one of their signs out front and using it to bust open the lock on the front doors. *Notice the piece missing on the bottom.
Once inside, he ripped the cash register out of the counter, and also stole a laptop. Here are some more pictures of the damage:
You never think this kind of thing is going to happen so close to home (or work in our case). Material items may have stolen, but the love for this place was definitely not. We're just glad that no one was hurt and that the soup is still there! If you have any information, please contact the Cedar Rapids Police Department at 319-286-5491.