Officials with the North Aurora Police Department are seeking help from the public to identify suspects in two smash and grab burglaries that occurred early Friday morning.
According to a report, the alleged offenders were targeting ATMS and cash registers on North Aurora's east side near River Rd. (Rt. 25) and Butterfield Rd. (Rt. 56.)
Officers were dispatched to a burglary alarm with glass break at a gas station in the 0-100 blk. of N. River Rd. at around 1:53 a.m.
While officers were en route to that scene, another burglary alarm with interior motion was received from a business in the 100 blk. of Butterfield Rd. at around 1:55 a.m.
The two locations are less than a mile apart; officers responded to both locations simultaneously.
At the business on Butterfield Rd., 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.
One suspect allegedly 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, but were unable because it appeared to be bolted to the floor.
They then allegedly took the cash register drawer and left at about 1:51 a.m.
At the business on N. River Rd., 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. One subject allegedly 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 at the gas station was not bolted to the floor. They also allegedly took the cash register drawer and left at about 1:52 a.m.
The suspects are described as a male wearing a white mask, gray hoodie with hood pulled up, black pants and gray gloves; a male wearing a black mask, white & gray hoodie, black pants and black gloves; a male wearing a black hoodie and gray pants with black stripe and bright orange gloves; a male wearing a black hoodie, black pants, and black gloves; a male wearing light gray hoodie, white mask and light colored gloves.
Officers later found out that the blue Kia Sportage was reported stolen out of Wisconsin.
Anyone with information about these cases may reach the Investigations Division at (630) 897-8705, extension 610.
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