Albuquerque restaurant burglarized, left in disarray

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El Charritos left in chaos after burglary

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A 30-year-old Albuquerque business is cleaning up after being burglarized.

Owners of El Charritos restaurant at Atrisco and Central say it happened Monday night.

Greg Pacheco says burglars disarmed the security alarm and ripped it from the wall.

He says the thieves then broke the register and stole items from the gift shop, and made their way around the restaurant.

“They had some kind of a saw that they cut right through our safe, took a large amount of money, jewelry,” said Pacheco.

Pacheco says he suspects it was someone who was familiar with his business.

He says the restaurant’s surveillance system could be watched from an app on his phone, but the line to it was cut. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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