A Broad Street restaurant was closed Wednesday night after the dining tables, chairs, beer and wine went missing, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
Eros Bistro, 1002 Broad Street, was ransacked and stripped of its furniture between 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The restaurant was empty and lights turned off Wednesday at 9 p.m.
An employee of Augusta Linen was attempting to deliver linens to the restaurant Wednesday morning when he flagged down a deputy because the door was open but no one was inside, according to the report.
The deputy found the side door had been pried open and three other doors had been forced open, causing extensive damage.
The deputy contacted the business owner, Deborah Caron, who said nothing was missing when she left the restaurant Tuesday.
Caron told the deputy she had an argument with her son, Michael Brown, and she suspected he had taken the missing items, according to the report.
Brown previously told The Augusta Chronicle he was a co-owner of the Greek and Italian restaurant that opened in December.
According to the deputy’s report, employees of nearby businesses saw a moving truck parked outside Eros Bistro from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday morning.
The tables and chairs were valued at $10,000 and cases of wine and champagne at $4,000.