CHICAGO (CBS) — Burglars smashed the windows of four shops in southwest suburban Bolingbrook overnight, ripping cash registers right off of the counters.
The break-ins happened around 3:30 a.m. along Bolingbrook Drive — including a Subway sandwich shop, Gigante Bakery, El Authentico Burrito, and Neveria Michoacana.
Police said burglars smashed the glass doors or windows of the businesses to get inside, and stole cash. Surveillance video shows the burglars taking the cash registers off the counters before fleeing the scene.
The burglars left a big mess behind for the business owners.
“It’s a big setback, because now we have to get techs over here to fix our system to be able to open up again, and they’re saying it’s a Friday,” El Authentico owner David Castelan said. “Hopefully we can re-open soon, but if not then there’s a big chunk of money that we lose.”
Surveillance video from the burglaries shows two men dressed in dark hoodies, and wearing masks over their faces, breaking into Gigante Bakery, and one of them walking out with the drawer from the cash register.
The video also shows police officers later walking into the store with guns drawn.
Police said evidence technicians were processing the scenes of all four burglaries.