Police release video of break-in at Chelsea restaurant
A security video released by police Thursday shows a masked individual smashing his way into a Chelsea restaurant.
The break-in occurred July 1 at the Pancho Villa Mexican restaurant on Main Street.
The video shows the intruder smashing the bottom half of a glass door with a crowbar and climbing into the restaurant.
The suspect, who police believe is a man, is wearing a Carhart coat, knit hat and glasses and has a bandana wrapped around his face. He immediately goes for a cash register and jimmies it open with the crowbar.
He then targets what appears to be a safe from the manager's office, picking it up and attempting to open it by slamming it on the ground.
The suspect then disappears from the camera's view into the back of the restaurant for about three minutes before escaping out the broken out bottom half of the door where he came in.
Three minutes of footage showing no action from 2:20 to 2:23 a.m. have been edited out.
The man made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, credit card transactions and gift cards.
On Wednesday, Chelsea police announced a $1,000 reward for information leading to the suspects' arrest.
The Mexican restaurant is located within the Chelsea Clocktower Commons in the 300 block of North Main Street. Police didn't initially release the name of the business.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers of Michigan by dialing 1-800-SpeakUp. Calls can be made anonymously.