Thieves hit popular Adrian restaurant for a third time

The Malheur County Sheriff's Office is investigating a series of thefts from The Mirage in Adrian. (The Enterprise/Kristine de Leon).

ADRIAN – Kathy Lea was asleep when the call came in Monday morning.

As soon as she heard her cook’s voice on the answering machine, she knew her business, The Mirage in Adrian, had been hit again by burglars.

“There isn’t anything I can do. I am helpless and getting to be hopeless as far as my security is concerned,” said Lea.

The Mirage has been burglarized three times since Nov. 30 with thieves disappearing with nearly $20,000 in cash, said Lea.

The Mirage was burglarized on Nov. 30 and again on Dec. 4.

Lea said the break-ins are an attack not just on her restaurant but the . . .