Police investigate Martha’s Vineyard Chowder Company burglary

The Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company is located on Oak Bluffs Avenue across from the Flying Horses. — Photo by Steve Myrick

Oak Bluffs police are investigating the theft of two safes from the Martha’s Vineyard Chowder Company on Oak Bluffs Avenue, during a burglary early Monday morning, April 2.

Police said they have several leads in the case, including video surveillance of the incident. Lieutenant Tim Williamson released few details because, he said, he did not want to jeopardize the ongoing investigation.

Restaurant owner J.B. Blau confirmed that there was a larceny at the restaurant.

“They were change safes, small safes, with a minimal amount of money,” Mr. Blau said in a brief telephone conversation Monday morning. “Our deposits were already put away.”

He said the Chowder Company would be open for business at 5 pm, Monday evening, as usual. He said the thief broke some windows, but caused no damage in the kitchen or dining room.

The restaurant opened in June 2011, on a main thoroughfare just a stone’s throw from the Oak Bluffs police station.

Call Oak Bluffs police at 508-693-0750 with information.