Burglaries continue to hit small businesses hard across Lubbock

Burglaries continue to hit small businesses hard across Lubbock

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

As we reported earlier, four separate Lubbock small businesses were broken into and burglarized early Saturday morning.

Woody's Brick Oven Pizza and Grill, off 34th Street, is one of the victims.

Lubbock police said the thieves got away with a Macbook and cash drawer after shattering the glass door with a cinder block.

While police said the four burglaries are not connected, Woody's owner Jacob Hall said this is becoming a theme for small businesses like his restaurant.

"It's sad to say, but it seems like this sort of thing is happening more and more in this area as of late. I mean, there's Dollar General just down the road and they've been broken into three times in the last couple months. It just seems to be happening more and more in the area, which is unfortunate," Hall said.

Hall said it just makes it more difficult to keep business moving and everyone paid.

"You know, we're a small mom and pop organization, so we kind of operate on a day-to-day basis. So it definitely, I mean, it was a hit for sure. We're still trying to come up with the rent money for this month," Hall said.

Nonetheless, Hall said crimes like this are out of his hands, and he wants to focus on what he can control, which is to roll with the punches.

"I don't think it's right, obviously, but it's just one of the things you have to deal with. It happens. You've just got to pick up the pieces and keep moving," Hall said.

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