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Detroit Police Are Investigating Several Restaurant Break-ins

Johnny Noodle King and Slows Bar BQ got hit

The interior of Johnny Noodle King has fast-food type tables, a bar with reclaimed wood on the exterior and red stools, and white subway tile on the walls.
Johnny Noodle King.
Michelle and Chris Gerard
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Several restaurants in the Corktown area were hit by burglars in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Detroit police are investigating break-ins at both Slows Bar BQ on Michigan Avenue and Johnny Noodle King on Fort Street, WDIV reports. A burglary at a used car dealership and repair shop is also being investigated.

It’s still unclear whether the incidents are related, although they all occurred between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. The break-in at Slows appears not to have been a forced entry. Investigators say the intruder(s) may have gained access to the building through a crawl space and but got spooked when the alarm went off. The cash register, liquor, and other items have all been accounted for.

Johnny Noodle King had its door pried open with a crowbar, however nothing appears to be missing. “We're very fortunate that it was what it was here, we're very thankful for that,” the ramen shop’s co-owner Jacques Driscoll tells WJBK.

Break-ins are unfortunately relatively common. In 2015, Kuzzo’s Chicken & Waffles experienced two burglaries in one night. Then in January, Detroit Vegan Soul in West Village had a safe and tablet stolen by an intruder. A fire that gutted Katoi in Corktown in February also appears to have been set during a burglary.

Slows BBQ, Other Nearby Businesses Broken Into Overnight [WDIV]

Police Investigating Break-ins at Popular Detroit Restaurants [WJBK]

All CrimeWire Coverage [ED]

Slows Bar-B-Q

2138 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, MI 48216 313-962-9828

Johnny Noodle King

2601 West Fort Street, , MI 48216 (313) 309-7946 Visit Website