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Expat Thieves Target Restaurant Reservation Books
Two thefts of restaurant reservation books by laowai dressed in suits have sparked speculation about motives, and fear of more pilfering.

By Asia City Staff | Oct 22, 2011

  • Expat Thieves Target Restaurant Reservation Books
    Stop thief!

On October 17th at around 12:05, three guys in suits entered Da Marco Italian Restaurant and stole the reservation book from the reception desk. A couple of days prior, the same thing had happened at another Italian restaurant close by.  The question on a lot of lips is "Why a reservation book?" Forum users have speculated about nefarious contact gathering techniques, which seems like the most obvious motive.

The YouTube video of Da Marco's closed-circuit TV from the incident can be seen here.

If you recognize the thieves, contact Da Marco at 15000408050 or email You'll get a free dinner worth 1000 RMB if they're caught.

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