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Shawarma Land’s Grand Opening Turned into a Nightmare as Thief Steals Over $1,000 and Causes Damage: Houston Owner Remains Optimistic Despite Robbery

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 4, 2024
Shawarma Land, a small business in West Houston on Westheimer, opens and is burglarized hours after closing on its first day of business.

On the day of its grand opening, Shawarma Land in west Houston was robbed just hours after business hours. The Houston Police Department reported that the thief caused damage to the property and fled with over $1,000 from the register. The owners of Shawarma Land on Westheimer shared that they were shocked by the incident, although they were aware that robberies in the area were not uncommon.

The neighborhood where Shawarma Land is located has seen a high number of burglaries in the past year, according to the ABC13 Neighborhood Safety Tracker. Despite this, Mohammad Assaad, owner of Shawarma Land, remains resilient and optimistic. He chose the bustling area for his restaurant due to its diverse customer base.

Assaad shared that the opening of Shawarma Land was a long-held dream, as he had spent extensive time perfecting recipes and renovating the space. The break-in has not deterred him from pursuing his passion for serving delicious shawarma. Houston police are actively investigating the burglary, but no arrests have been made yet.

By Samantha Nguyen

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