It has been a rough week for MacGregor's owner Dan Lee.
On Sunday, there was a theft from the safe at his restaurant. Then, Lee discovered the kitchen's secondary exhaust fan had been cut sometime between 11 p.m. Monday and 6 a.m. Tuesday.
"I'm just so tired of lowlives doing stuff like this," Lee said.
The Havre de Grace restaurateur is offering $1,000 for information about the person(s) responsible for the vandalism. Lee said he thinks the theft was an unrelated case.
The fan that was damaged cools the kitchen, and repairing it will cost approximately $3,500, Lee estimated.
"It's definitely someone who knows the restaurant business," Lee said, because the equipment was critical for operations.
In spring 2012, the restaurant on St. John Street was the site of a similar crime, which police said is a case that remains open.
"Last year, they cut out the exhaust," Lee said. That incident, which impacted the restaurant's major commercial fan, cost more than $8,000, he added.
On Thursday, Lee issued a reward for information about the person(s) responsible.
"I'm putting out $1,000 leading to the arrest of the lowlives," Lee told Patch, stating that he believed the fan vandalism incidents were connected. "It's definitely somebody targeting me."
Police are investigating and said that it has not been established whether the incidents are related.
"There is nothing initially that indicates that it is related to any other incident, but that is still a possibility," Pfc. Jeff Gilpin, spokesman for the Havre de Grace Police Department, said.
Anyone with information may call the Havre de Grace Police Department's Criminal Investigative Division at 410-939-2121. A $1,000 cash reward is available for information leading to an arrest in the case, and tipsters may remain anonymous.
This article was originally published Aug. 22, 2013.