According to the Pinetop-Lakeside Police Department (PTLSPD), sometime after midnight on Monday, the Lotus Garden Chinese Restaurant was robbed and vandalized and Mountain Treasures, a neighboring business, was also broken into.

The Lotus Garden is a popular restaurant and landmark in Pinetop-Lakeside on White Mountain Boulevard that has been in business for 28 years. It is owned by Michael Eyu and his wife, Sujian Tang.

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With 20 plus years media experience, Barbara Bruce is an award winning journalist, senior reporter and monthly columnist for the White Mountain Independent.

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Some of the pictures would have been nice to include with the article.

I hope law enforcement catches these hoodlums.


Sadly, when these people are caught, the only people who will suffer is the parents. Isn't time we seek to punish the criminals with the same uncaring actions that these people treat the rest of us? cut off a hand or a few fingers would be my punishment!

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