Neighbors and pizza aficionados have been eagerly awaiting the opening of Jay Jerrier's second Cane Rosso, planned for Grand and Gaston just south of White Rock Lake, since word of its existence first leaked in November. It was slated to open in the middle of April -- just about now, in other words -- but it looks like everyone will have to wait.
The restaurant was broken into not once but twice over the weekend, the thieves making off with a $2,500 prosciutto slicer, a $3,500 espresso machine and multiple sets of knives.
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The first burglary happened overnight Friday and seems to have been an inside job, since the thief used a key that was kept in a security box accessible only with a key code. The second, which occurred overnight Saturday, probably wasn't. In that case, the thief didn't use a key but busted through through the sheetrock from an adjacent, vacant storefront.
The robberies appear in Dallas police reports from the weekend. Teresa Gubbins at CultureMap was first to report the burglaries. Jerrier tells CultureMap that the opening date will likely have to be pushed back.
Jerrier's Deep Ellum location was been targeted only once by criminals, and they only managed to break a lock box off the door.
It's all caused Jerrier and his staff to be much more wary, which means that would-be burglars should beware. As Dino Santonicola told Gubbins, he's not messing around. "[S]tarting this morning, I"m going to work with my new BFF -- a Ruger 357 magnum with a laser."