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Thieves caught on camera stealing generators from Red Bluff diner

A business owner in Red Bluff said thieves stole two generators from his restaurant. The crime was caught on surveillance video.

Posted: Nov 7, 2019 2:42 PM
Updated: Nov 7, 2019 2:48 PM

RED BLUFF, Calif. - A business owner in Red Bluff said thieves stole two generators from his restaurant. The crime was caught on surveillance video.

Action News Now spoke to the owner of the Sugar Shack diner, Tammy.

“It’s truly a family operation, my daughter and I own this place and all of the recipes are inspired by my mother,” Tammy said.

However, this week hasn’t been the easiest for them, early morning Tuesday, two generators were stolen from the restaurant.

“They came in, stole the two generators, fuel cans, and even the lock,” Tammy said.

Tammy showed Action News Now pictures from the security cameras. She said they knew exactly where everything was going to be.

“They seemed to know where everything was,” Tammy said. “They knew where my office was they knew where my safe was, and they knew where the keys to that gate was.”

The generators were used to keep the inventory fresh throughout the recent PG&E blackout. The first blackout wiped out a lot for the restaurant. Now, if there’s another, without the generators it is going to be tough, Tammy said.

“On the first shut off we were less prepared and we lost a lot,” Tammy said. “On the second one, we were more prepared and we had the generators which helped out a lot.”

But things are not all that bad, in fact, some light has come out of this dark situation.

“The community has been so kind in coming together,” Tammy said. “Even CAL FIRE has sent engines over and it’s so amazing to see the community come together for us in times like this.”

So as the community comes together to help an icon of the community recover, there is still a criminal on the loose and questions to be answered.

Anyone with information related to this case is asked to call Red Bluff Police Department at 530-527-3131.

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