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Sweet Tea Express broken into, robbed on 4-year anniversary

A local restaurant celebrated its fourth anniversary on Saturday, but an overnight robbery has the business disappointed. (Genevieve Grippo/KTVL)

A local restaurant celebrated its fourth anniversary on Saturday, but an overnight robbery has the business disappointed.

Sweet Tea Express, located on Main Street in Medford, had it's glass door smashed in and cash box stolen late Saturday or early Sunday morning.

One of the owners believes the crime is part of a trend of break-ins throughout the city.

"It's a little frustrating to any business owner to wake up that way and to have to spend $1,500 probably to get us back where we need to be," said Sweet Tea Express business partner Greg Cordova. "That's never fun and never in anyone's budget, but we're not going to let it damper our four year party."

Cordova says Sweet Tea is planning on partnering with Compassion Highway-- an organization that provides food and essential goods to the homeless. The partnership would involve a 'meal-for-meal' project. For every meal purchased at the restaurant, Sweet Tea would donate one meal and 25 cents to Compassion Highway. had hoped to start the project in March, but the break-in

Cordova had hoped to start the donation project in March, but the break-in may have set back their timeline.

Sweet Tea Express is equipped with a security camera. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Medfod Police.

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