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Burglars target two Heights restaurants in matter of minutes, police say

HOUSTON – Police are searching for the thieves who broke into two restaurants in the Heights early Saturday morning.

Investigators said the suspects pried open the door of Demerits BBQ off the West Loop and West 18th Street around 4 a.m.

According to police, the suspects then traveled a few blocks north on the feeder road and smashed into a side door of the Applebee's restaurant.

The burglars were gone by the time officers arrived.