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Village of North Aurora
Thursday January 9th, 2020 :: 04:09 p.m. CST

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Police seek public's help to identify burglary suspects

North Aurora, IL – The North Aurora Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify the suspects in two smash & grab burglaries that happened early this morning.  The offenders were targeting Automated Teller Machines (ATM) and cash registers on North Aurora’s east side near River Rd (Rt. 25) & Butterfield Rd. (Rt. 56).

It started at approximately 1:53 a.m. when officers were dispatched to a burglary alarm with glass break at Citgo gas station, 13 N. River Rd.  While officers were enroute at 1:55 a.m., another burglar alarm with interior motion was received from Jay’s Wine and Liquors, 188 Butterfield Rd.  The two locations are approximately 0.31 miles apart.  Officers responded to both locations simultaneously.

At Jay’s Wine & Liquors, officers discovered smashed glass in the front door and a missing cash register drawer containing an unknown amount of cash.  A review of the video shows a blue Kia Sportage with silver wheels or wheel covers arrive at about 1:49 a.m.  See below for the suspect descriptions.  One suspect used an object to smash the glass in the door which was unsuccessful and then another subject kicked the glass, gaining entry.  The subjects attempted to take the ATM machine but were unable because it appeared to be bolted to the floor.  They then took the cash register drawer and left at about 1:51 a.m.

At Citgo, officers discovered smashed glass in the front door and missing was an ATM and a cash register drawer containing an unknown amount of cash.  A review of the video shows a blue Kia Sportage arrived at about 1:51 a.m.  Suspect #1 used an object, possibly a crow bar, to smash the glass in the door and then other suspects they took the ATM machine and put it in the trunk of the vehicle.  The ATM was not bolted to the floor.  They also took the cash register drawer.  They left at about 1:52 a.m.

  • Subject 1 wearing a white mask, gray hoodie with hood pulled up, black pants, and gray gloves (with crow bar)
  • Subject 2 wearing a black mask, white & gray hoody, black pants, and black gloves
  • Subject 3 wearing a black hoodie and gray pants with black stripe, and bright orange gloves.
  • Subject 4 wearing black hoodie, black pants, and black gloves
  • Subject 5 wearing light gray hoodie, white mask, & light colored gloves (driver)
Officers later found out that the blue Kia Sportage was reported stolen out of Wisconsin.  See attached still photos from the Citgo.

Anyone with information about these cases may reach the Investigations Division at (630) 897-8705, extension 610.  Anonymous tips may be left by calling (630) 897-8705 and choosing option 3.  Or call Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000 and receive a reward for information leading to a felony arrest.

Address/Location
Village of North Aurora
200 South Lincolnway Street
North Aurora, IL 60542

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 630-897-8705

Scott Buziecki
Administration
sbuziecki@northaurora.org
630-897-8705

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