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Glen Ellyn

Police: Offender swung crowbar at restaurant employees during burglary

GLEN ELLYN – An individual who burglarized a Glen Ellyn fast-food restaurant Jan. 18 was inside the business for several hours waiting for employees to open the business, a Glen Ellyn Police Department investigation determined.

Additionally, the offender swung a crowbar at the employees while telling them to open the safe, according to a police department news release.

Police were called about 8:30 a.m. to the combined Taco Bell and KFC restaurant at 370 Roosevelt Road for a burglary in progress, according to the news release.

Employees opening the business encountered a woman inside the restaurant. The employees left the restaurant and called 911. Officers searched the building and surrounding area but were unable to locate the offender, the release stated.

No one was injured during the burglary, and it is unknown if anything was taken.

The offender was described as a black woman wearing a dark puffy coat with brown fur around the hood, dark pants, black shoes with white soles and a gray scarf. She had a black backpack, according to the release.

A burglary was reported Jan. 17 at Flip’s Restaurant, 340 Roosevelt Road. In both burglaries, the offender entered the businesses after forcing open the drive-thru window.

Glen Ellyn Police are asking local businesses to fortify drive-thru windows during off hours and ensure surveillance cameras and alarms are functional.

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