Shawarma Land, a small business in West Houston on Westheimer, opens and is burglarized hours after closing on its first day of business.

Shawarma Land Burglary: Houston Restaurant Owner Disappointed but Remains Optimistic

A burglary occurred at Shawarma Land, a newly opened restaurant in west Houston, just hours after its grand opening. According to the Houston Police Department, the thief caused damage to the property and escaped with over $1,000 from the register. Owner Mohammad Assaad expressed his disappointment, stating that he had saved every penny for the restaurant.

The theft left owner Assaad feeling shocked and saddened, although he was aware of burglaries in the area being common. The neighborhood where Shawarma Land is located has seen a high number of burglaries in the past year, according to ABC13 Neighborhood Safety Tracker. Despite this setback, Assaad remains resilient and optimistic about his new venture. He chose the bustling area for its diverse customer base and shared that it was a long-held dream of his to open a restaurant.

Assaad spent extensive time perfecting recipes and renovating the space before opening Shawarma Land. The break-in has not deterred him from pursuing his passion for serving delicious shawarma. Houston police are actively investigating the burglary, but no arrests have been made yet. For updates on this story, follow Alex Bozarjian on Facebook, Twitter

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