Snow White Grill broken into again
Posted: January 31, 2013
The Winchester Star
WINCHESTER — The Snow White Grill on the Loudoun Street Mall was broken into Wednesday morning, the fourth time in three years it has been targeted.
City police were called to the restaurant at 159 N. Loudoun St. just before 6 a.m., according to Winchester Police Department spokeswoman Lauren Cummings.
The front serving window of the business was broken and an undisclosed amount of money was taken from inside the restaurant, Cummings said.
No further information was available, and the case remains under investigation.
Snow White Grill was broken into three times in 2010 — Nov. 28, Dec. 5 and Dec. 24.
Police at the time linked Stephen Raburn and Adam Childs, both of Winchester, to the crimes.
In all the break-ins, the men allegedly gained entry by breaking the sliding-glass window for to-go orders at the front of the restaurant.
The first two robberies netted a combined $1,339.39, court documents state.
According to a search warrant in the case, Childs told police that the first time they broke in, he and Raburn didn’t need tools to get past padlocks in the restaurant’s office because he knew the combination. The second time, the combination had been changed, and they used bolt cutters.
During the third robbery, the men stole $70 in change from the tip jar.
Childs’ parents are the owners of the restaurant.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Winchester Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 540-545-4704 or Crime Solvers at 540-665-8477.
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