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Burglary at Salyersville restaurant damaged by tornado leaves owners in disbelief

By: Tanner Hesterberg Email
By: Tanner Hesterberg Email

SALYERSVILLE. Ky. (WYMT) - The owners of a Magoffin County restaurant destroyed by the tornado outbreak of March 2, 2012, are dealing with another setback.

At least one person broke in to the Subway on East Mountain Parkway in Salyersville and stole around $3200 in equipment and tools that were being used to rebuild the structure.

Ginger Oney, who co-owns the restaurant with her husband, said it was only weeks away from reopening.

"You think everything is going alright," Oney said. "You are on a high thinking you might see daylight someday. And then somebody comes in and takes what isn't theirs."

Oney said construction will be delayed at least one week.

"Anybody that would do this just doesn't have any ethics about them," she said. "We've been hit once. I thought it was enough, but obviously not."

Oney said she checked with owners of surrounding restaurants and businesses and none of them recorded any surveillance video of the break-in.

Police believe it happened sometime between six p.m. Tuesday and seven a.m. Wednesday.

"When you're down to working with hand tools to put your tables together and your accessories together and they take the one thing that you're working with," Oney said. "It saddens your day."


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