Police are investigating a burglary and possible arson at a southwest Miami-Dade fast food restaurant early Thursday.
Crews responded to the location at 6800 Southwest 8th Street just after 5 a.m. following reports of a fire in the building.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue was able to put out the fire shortly after arriving. Once the fire was extinguished, Miami-Dade Police investigators discovered the restaurant had been burglarized.
The manager of the restaurant said the thief or thieves made off with a few hundred dollars in cash from the register.
Head cook Armando Jomarron said the incident left him shocked.
“They robbed the place, they trashed the place, they burned down the kitchen. They opened the safe," Jomarron said. “It’s just ridiculous, you know, the times we’re living in."
Police said arson detectives responded to the scene to investigate.
Check back with NBC 6 for updates.
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