Robbery Prompts Gas Leak at Broken Yolk Restaurant

Police said the robber got in through a window and stole money from the register

By Andie Adams and Elena Gomez
|  Sunday, Dec 8, 2013  |  Updated 10:58 AM PDT
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Robbery Prompts Gas Leak at Broken Yolk Restaurant

Police suspect a robber broke this guardrail and climbed through the window to take money from the Broken Yolk on Dec. 7.

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A gas line broken during an overnight robbery forced a Midway District restaurant to close Sunday morning, San Diego Police officials said.

People inside the Broken Yolk in the 3500 block of Midway Drive were told to evacuate just before 7 a.m. as firefighters responded to a ruptured gas line.

The gas was shut off about 15 minutes later. Police were called in to investigate a connected robbery when the restaurant workers discovered an unknown amount of money was missing from the register.

Police believe a robber stepped on a gas line and broke it as he tried to enter the building.

Investigators found the bars across a window had been plied open, and they recovered possible fingerprints from the suspect, police said.

In surveillance video, the suspect's face was hidden, so no description is available. 

The Broken Yolk will be closed for the remainder of Sunday as SDG&E crews fix the gas leak.

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