OSWEGO – Oswego police are asking the public for more information about a burglary to a Route 71 business.
According to a Friday, Jan. 24 news release, Oswego police responded to a burglar alarm at about 2:40 a.m. on Friday in the 4500 block of Route 71. When the officers arrived, they saw broken glass in the front door to the business and cleared the interior of the business – however, no subjects were located on scene, the news release said.
Police said in the news release video surveillance captured four subjects driving a white 2013 KIA Optima up to the store entrance, breaking the front door glass and attempting to steal the automated teller machine, or ATM. The subjects were able to remove only the top part of the ATM, which did not contain any money, and the subjects also allegedly took about $500 worth of store merchandise and an unspecified amount of cash.
The damage to the ATM machine is valued at about $1,000, according to the news release.
Police said in the news release the suspects' descriptions include one male between 19 and 25 years old wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood concealing the face, light blue jeans, white shoes, gloves, a mask; another male about the same age wearing a gray hoodie with the word GAP on the front with white lettering and a non-descript picture on the back, red gloves, black sweatpants and black shoes; another male about the same age wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, dark-colored gloves, black sweatpants, black shoes and a mask concealing the face; and a black female about the same age wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, gray sweatpants, black boots, black gloves and a piece of clothing concealing part of her face below the nose.
Police said in the news release this is still a continuing investigation.
Oswego police are requesting anyone with information related to the incident to contact them via phone at 630-551-7300. Anonymous reports also can be made to Kendall Crime Stoppers via phone at 630-553-5999, where tips leading to arrests may receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.
• This story, originally posted at 3:25 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, has been updated to include stills from video surveillance before Oswego police responded to a burglar alarm at about 2:40 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 24 in the 4500 block of Route 71.