Arrest made in Phila. restaurant burglaries

Thanh Tran

May 21, 2012 3:27:49 PM PDT
Philadelphia police say they have made an arrest in connection with two restaurant burglaries.

Thanh Tran, 41, from the 1900 block of South 17th Street, was arrested on Friday, hours after surveillance video of the crimes was released.

Than is charged for burglaries at the Pho Ha Saigon Restaurant at 320 Oregon Avenue and at the Bunh Mi Viet French Restaurant at 330 Oregon Avenue.

The most recent burglary happened at Pho Ha Saigon at 12:10 a.m. on Wednesday. Police say Tran pried open the door and, once inside, took $200 in cash from the register. Tran also allegedly also tried to open the safe, but was unsuccessful.

This burglary was captured on surveillance video, which was released on Friday.

VIDEO: Watch the surveillance video released by police.

The previous incident happened around 1:20 a.m. Monday at the Bunh Mi Viet French Restaurant. In that incident, police say Tran took $3,050 from both the cash register and the safe.

Tran is charged with burglary and related offenses.