Austin police are still searching for a man they say stole a 150-pound pig from a restaurant in north Austin last Sunday morning. The entire burglary was caught on surveillance video.
Foreign & Domestic restaurant owners said the thief got away with around $2,000 worth of goods including the 150 pound prized pig.
"It was a special heritage breed that we had raised for us specifically so losing the product is actually the worse thing about it," said Nathan Lemley co-owner and chef.
Lemley said about 30 minutes after they left the restaurant a truck pulled up to the alley behind the restaurant, triggering the surveillance camera. It wasn't an easy heist, the burglar worked to remove the gate using bolt cutters.
According to Lamley it took the suspect around 45 minutes to get the gate open. Once he was in, the suspect made his way into the restaurant's exterior freezer and eventually walked out carrying a frozen pig thrown over his shoulder.
Lemley said that's not all he stole. "The wine and beer locker had been cut off and it was all cleaned out so he took a ton of beer it looks like he's going to have a really good party," said Lemley.
After watching video of the burglary he said the suspect seemed familiar with the layout of the business and believes he knew his way around the building.
"It leads me to believe that he's probably worked here known a little bit about the place scoped it out," said Lemley. "I would like to catch the guy hopefully he won't rob anyone else because being a small business it really hurts when things like that get stolen it's really expensive to run a business."
They've also taken steps to prevent this from happening again.
"We're going to beef up security so hopefully this doesn't happen in the future," said Lemley.
As of now there are no leads in the case. Lemley said the community has been supportive. Donations from local businesses have been pouring in to help.
If you have any information on the burglary contact APD.