January 15th, 2021

Honkers ready to reopen today after Sunday smash-and-grab of ATM


By Lethbridge Herald on December 1, 2020.

Photo courtesy Honkers Honkers Pub & Eatery was the scene of an ATM theft as a truck was used to break into the northside restaurant Sunday.

Honkers Pub & Eatery was the scene of a drive-thru of the wrong kind Sunday morning, as police say thieves used a truck to break into the northside restaurant and steal an ATM.
Lethbridge Police are investigating after the owner was alerted to an alarm at the business at about 6 a.m. Police investigated the scene and determined a small truck was driven through the front window before the two occupants exited the vehicle, stole an ATM inside the business and drove away.
Security footage was captured of the incident.
Honkers owner Vicky Vanden Hoek says she’s been overwhelmed by the community’s support. Vanden Hoek said a GoFundMe campaign (https://www.gofundme.com/f/local-restaurant-honkers-pub-needs-our-help?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=m_pd%20share-sheet&fbclid=IwAR1p1wQcFo4-K_RhJTSUnN-twXy0fu9N9VlN1_Y2J0ycpnpeXuTdqabp5EM) had been started to help with any expenses and anything beyond what might be needed will be used to support frontline workers.
An update on Honkers Facebook page said they planned to reopen today for dine-in, takeout and curbside service, with the post indicating they were taking the incident in stride, stating “sorry, drive-in closed.”
Police say the investigation is continuing and anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 403-328-4444 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8427.

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