PENNSYLVANIA—Asian Best Chinese and Thai Cuisine Restaurant in York announced it will permanently close following an attempted robbery at the location on Tuesday, reports York Daily Record.
“Unfortunately, due to the recent traumatic event on January 4, 2022, we have decided not to reopen Asian Best for business,” the restaurant announced on its Facebook page Wednesday.
33-year-old Ricky Cox Jr., of Manchester, was shot and killed as he attempted to rob the restaurant, located at 15 N. Penn St.
Cox Jr. died at the scene. The very first homicide for 2022 in the city and county, according to York Daily Record.
The family-owned business has seen three generations serving York.
“We have had the pleasure of seeing your children grow up and have children of their own,” the Facebook post said. “Thank you again to everyone that has supported our family throughout the years. We wish you nothing but happiness and good health for the future.”
NEWS RELEASE: @YCoCoroner releases autopsy results of Rickey Cox, the man who was shot and killed while reportedly attempting a robbery at a York City restaurant Tuesday evening https://t.co/LJ4bo70Yjg
— York County Coroner (@YCoCoroner) January 6, 2022
The Facebook post received hundreds of comments from supportive customers who were sad to see the business close. Many of the comments mentioned how kind the owners of Asian Best have been to customers over the years, with some saying that the restaurant owners gave food to the less fortunate at closing time, reports York Daily Record.