CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two Kung Fu Tea stores in Charlotte were burglarized last week, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department reports.
According to police reports from CMPD, the alleged burglar smashed the windows of the front door to both Kung Fu Tea stores on South Blvd. and Providence Road.
Vinh Le, owner of the two Kung Fu Tea locations, said the burglar got away with a couple hundred dollars from the location at the Arboretum Shopping Center. Le said he believes it was most likely the same person who broke into the South Boulevard store the next night.
"That might have motivated them to come here thinking, oh, this going to be some quick money for them as well," Le said, "but to their dismay, they didn't find anything in this cash register. So, we just learned really quickly to go ahead and take it all out."
Le said the business is out about $3,000 between repairs to the broken glass and cash stolen.
Kung Fu Tea took to their social media pages to share the news of the vandalism.
Kung Fu Tea said the incident was very unfortunate for them as small business owners.
"At this time, we ask for your love and support simply by visiting us," the store wrote. "The windows may be broken, but our service and Boba are not. We look forward to serving you."
Le said he is thankful for the support from the community over the last few days.
“I feel a lot of the love," he said, "and I’m ready to keep serving more.”