Community helps out after thieves steal from popular restaurant

posted by Joe Soto - 

A popular South Side restaurant was hit by vandals who did some serious damage, but residents and businesses came to the rescue.

Surveillance video showed a man walking to the back of Captain's Hard Time Josephine's Cooking, at 436 East 79th Street, carrying a ladder and bolt cutters Tuesday night. He is seen climbing up a roof and cutting the electrical wiring.

Josephine Wade, well known as Mother Wade, said three men may have been involved in the robbery. The men were looking to strip out the copper to sell. She said the damage was about $10,000 to $15,000.

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