Dalton’s Café burglarized

Popular family restaurant Dalton’s Café was victimized by burglars on Sunday, June 23, who smashed the front door and left with the safe.The safe reportedly contained approximately $2,000 in cash.Dalton’s Café owner Marlene Raynor said she received a called from the alarm company at 11:20 p.m.“My son Dalton drove over to check the restaurant,” she said. “He saw the broken glass and called 911.”The police already received a phone call about somebody breaking in, Raynor said, and they sent a dog in the building upon their arrival.“The police came in with flashlights after the dog checked the building,” she said. “The robbers broke the office door and took the safe.”Many times the motion detectors go off and it turns out to be nothing.Sometimes the trucks on Valley View Street set the alarm off,” Raynor said. “We usually hop in the car and check the building, but when we saw glass we called the police.”The robbers completed the crime in less than 10 minutes.“The safe weighs approximately 200 pounds so they both carried it out,” Raynor said. “We have been in business for 17 years and this is the first time we experienced such an event.”Employees had already departed for the evening, she said, and no one was injured in the incidentCypress Police say a witness to the crime described the suspects as two male black adults approximately 20 to 25 years old. Both suspects were seen wearing all black clothing including “Hoodie” type sweatshirts. The suspects fled northbound on Valley View in an older brown Honda Civic hatchback with an unknown license plate number.The case is being investigated by detectives from the Cypress Police Department. If you have any information regarding the crime, please contact the Cypress Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Bureau at 714-229-6631.Information can be anonymously provided to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS (1-855-847-6227) or at www.occrimestoppers.org

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