Several Asian Restaurants With MoCo Ties Burglarized in Columbia
Kung Fu Tea, Bonchon, and Urban Hot all had locations broken into on Thursday night/early Friday in Columbia, MD.
The incidents are believed to be connected and police are currently reviewing security film from the surrounding areas. Cash was stolen from all three locations.
We spoke to one of the owners of Urban Hot Pot, who told us their safe and other valuables had been taken as well.
According to the Baltimore Sun, the police department is not currently investigating the burglaries as hate crimes, but it is not being ruled out.
Urban Hot Pot, which is owned and operated by a local restaurant group, opened its first location at 1800 Rockville Pike in 2017. The Rockville location reopens tomorrow after temporarily closing due to the indoor dining ban.