FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – KFC is open after experiencing a break-in at approximately 2 AM Saturday morning.

Restaurant owner Gus Mcleod says someone drilled the lock of his restaurant and stole the cash drawers out of the tills.

“When they stole the cash drawers, they ripped the wires out [of the tills] and it’s all custom-built system for KFC so you just can’t run down to Staples and buy new input wires,” says Mcleod.

Mcleod says the cash drawers were empty and the cost of the damages outweigh the petty cash the thief was able to steal from the restaurant.

RCMP were notified and were on the premises Saturday morning to investigate, according to a staff member.

Mcleod also believes that this crime could have been avoided.

“If the street [100th Street] was open and had street lights, it might not have happened,” says Mcleod.

The City of Fort St. John closed 100th Street in May to begin the second phase of its corridor project. The street has been closed all summer with seemingly no incident, until this past week.

MJ Cafe Crepe was broken into between the hours of 11:45 p.m. on Thursday and 8:30 a.m. Friday morning. The lock to the restaurant was also damaged with a drill.

Energeticcity.ca reached out to the City of Fort St. John and the Fort St. John RCMP, neither of which were available for immediate comment.

This is a developing story.