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Man Steals 250-Pound Safe From Weymouth Restaurant

By Whitney Burbank, WBZ-TV
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Safe stolen from Stockholders restaurant in Weymouth. (surveillance image)

Safe stolen from Stockholders restaurant in Weymouth. (surveillance image)

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WEYMOUTH (CBS) – More than three decades as a restaurant owner and ten years with Weymouth Police before that, it’s tough to shock Kevin Hynes.

“I’ve never even heard of something this brazen,” said Hynes as he watched surveillance footage that showed a man walk into his restaurant, Stockholders, and walk out with a 250-pound safe.

Hynes wouldn’t say exactly how much money was inside the stolen safe. He admitted, “It was enough to hurt.”

Was the astonishing theft muscle or something more? The surveillance footage shows the man in a hat and tan jacket as he enters through a side door and goes down some stairs, on the phone the whole time. “That tells me it was one of the employees, an inside job,” said Hynes. “Or it was one of the delivery guys.”

After less than six minutes, surveillance footage shows the man leaving with the safe tucked inside a trash bag.

“That’s saying something for trash bags I guess,” said Stockholders customer, Dana Snowdale. “I need to start going to the gym he goes to,” added Jordan Snowdale.

Hynes said he’s stepping up security at Stockholders. He has also purchased a new, heavier safe that’s bolted to the concrete floor.

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