Lawrence noodle shop broken into overnight

photo by: Richard Gwin

Little Saigon Cafe owner Steve Nguyen prepares a dish at the restaurant in March 2015.

A Lawrence noodle shop was cleaning up Tuesday morning after being broken into overnight.

The owner of Little Saigon Cafe, 1524 West 23rd St., said in a Facebook video that he arrived at the business around 7:30 a.m. to find the glass door shattered and the cash register broken into.

Steve Nguyen’s video showed glass all over the floor and the cash register area — behind the diner-style counter of the small noodle shop, known for its Vietnamese pho — ransacked.

Little Saigon Cafe

After the break-in was discovered, police responded and learned that sometime overnight an unknown suspect broke in and stole cash from the business, Lawrence Police Sgt. Amy Rhoads said.

Rhoads said the police investigation is ongoing and encouraged anyone with information about the incident to call the police department at 785-832-7509 or, to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County at 785-843-8477.

Anna Cu, who owns Little Saignon with Nguyen, said shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday that repairs were underway. Cu said the restaurant would not open on time but that they hoped to start serving again later on Tuesday.

Little Saigon Cafe

Little Saigon Cafe

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