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Medina man offers $10,000 of his own money as reward to capture burglars targeting his mom

Posted at 7:04 PM, Nov 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-02 19:12:32-04

The owner of a popular Medina Chinese buffet has a $10,000 message for the criminals messing with his mom.

"I don't know what kind of people raised you and I don't know how sick you are to do this to my mother and my family and this community. But this reward out there is to let you know, give you a heads up, we are coming for you," Xiaolong Wang shared with News 5, as a message for those criminals. 

The Dragon Buffet has been a local favorite for two decades. But it's unclear what's so enticing about the owner's Medina home that criminals have burglarized twice in one year, stealing expensive handbags, wine and more.

"Last time they busted the window to unlock it then climbed in that way. Same exact spot," Wang showed News 5. "I just can't have them coming back again. Not a third time."

Wang helps run the family's buffet and told News 5 he runs other small businesses on his own. He said he hopes the reward he's offering helps. It's his own hard-earned money on the line: $10,000 to the tipster that leads to an arrest in the burglaries targeting his mother. 

"I want these people behind bars," he said. "I just want the community to be safe. This should never happen in Medina. Ever."

"Police are obviously investigating this, why offer a $10,000 reward on your own?" News 5 asked Wang.

"The reason is we don't want the same thing. This is the second time. This is a warning. This house is no longer welcoming that thief again," he answered. 

Medina Police are investigating the burglary, the chief called it an active investigation, but they can't and aren't involved in the reward being offered.