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Beloved Chatham Restaurant 5 Loaves Eatery Forced To Temporarily Close After Robbers Steal Copper Wiring

Electricity was restored Sunday night, the restaurant's owners wrote on Facebook.

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Chatham restaurant 5 Loaves Eatery has been forced to close after robbers stole copper wiring from the storefront, owners announced Sunday.
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CHATHAM — Chatham restaurant 5 Loaves Eatery has been forced to close after robbers stole copper wiring from the storefront, owners announced Sunday.

Owners wrote on the eatery’s Facebook page that the restaurant, 405 E. 75th St., that robbers stole essential electrical components and copper wiring. In a follow-up post Sunday night, owners wrote that the storefront’s electricity was restored.

The restaurant could reopen by Tuesday, according to the post. 

“Thank you everyone for your support and reaching out today. We truly love our community and we are so very grateful for each and every one of you,” the post read. 

Owners said similar robberies have taken place in the past at the restaurant despite installing locks, gates and cameras on site. 

“We pray for the people who think it’s okay to take from those trying to do positive things; and not taking in to account there are people working in these businesses trying to feed their families as well,” the post read. 

Located along the 75th Street business corridor, 5 Loaves Eatery is a community staple known best for it’s homestyle cooking and warm familial atmosphere.