WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — A Warwick restaurant was burglarized over the weekend and the owners say the thief got away with more than just the contents of the cash register.
Gel’s Kitchen co-owner Angelica Penta said her stepdaughter went to open the store on Saturday and noticed some things were out of place.
“She instantly opened the drawer … all the money was gone, and then she lifted up the drawer and saw the envelopes were gone as well,” Penta said.
Those envelopes contained money raised from their “community honored specials,” which helps support foundations that honor local teens who have lost their lives, according to Penta.
She said the suspect took money they raised from selling merchandise in honor of Matthew Dennison, who was killed by a suspected drunk driver last year.
Penta said 100% of the money raised from those sales goes to the Matthew Dennison Foundation.
“As much as I was extremely upset, I wasn’t even mad about the money they took out of my drawer,” Penta added. “I was more upset about the donations for Matt and his family because that’s just wrong.”
Penta also shared video with 12 News that shows the suspect committing the burglary.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Warwick Police Department at (401) 468-4200.