Crooks hit cars at pizza place

By Al Pefley  email

Boynton Beach, FL (WFLX)

Thieves cooked  up trouble for employees at a local pizza place.

Tuesday afternoon about 4pm employees at Sal's Italian Ristorante at 4749 North Congress Avenue  in Boynton Beach were working inside, making pizzas and waiting on customers.  But outside  a couple of crooks were breaking into their cars.  The windows on three employees' cars were smashed in, and they stole a GPS device from each car.  The cars were parked behind the restaurant.

The burglars tried to break into a fourth vehicle, but  took off when an employee happened to walk outside.

"I think it's a disgrace to tell you the truth. Plus they hit a lot of other peoples' cars too. Not just my car. So I mean we're all just working and you know, trying to do an honest day's job and we get robbed while we're working. I think it's disgusting," said Jay Hershkowitz, a pizza cook whose car was burglarized.    Hershkowitz says they also got his wallet with $200 in it.

"It's terrible.  I mean, I don't know why, what kind of morals anybody has to just go and just, somebody they don't even know and take their belongings, you know?  I mean we work hard for our stuff," said Randy Haberstick, a pizza delivery driver whose car was also broken into.

Haberstick says the two burglars sped off in a silver or gray Dodge Charger.  He could not get the license number.

Police say if you have a GPS unit, don't leave it on the dashboard. Put it in the glove compartment or under the seat when parking your car.