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GR restaurant fed up with break-ins

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) - A Grand Rapids restaurant is pleading with the community for help. Tacos el Cuñado on Bridge Street has been broken into seven times over the past three years.

After the most recent break-in, the owner put a sign on the front door asking the community for help.

The sign reads: "Dear consumers: Tacos el Cuñado Bridge St. is a family owned business and has been for 3 years in this location. This is the seventh time that someone tried to break in and steal from us, which hurts our family. If you see any criminal activity please contact to the police department. We love our job and our customers like family and our business is our heart."

Maria Martinez owns the West Side establishment that sits on the corner of Bridge and Pine. The restaurant supports five families. The latest break-in -- the fifth this year alone -- was Sunday night. Martinez calls the police each time.

"They take fingerprints all the time when they come," she said. "They do their job but probably have to go deeper."

Martinez has installed security cameras, but they don't seem to deter criminals. She's hoping people nearby will help.

"If you see something or somebody after we close trying to break in, please call the police," said Martinez.