Eastside businesses burglarized in St. Charles

ST. CHARLES – Multiple businesses in the Foxfield Commons Shopping Center reported break-ins this week, but only one was robbed, according to St. Charles Police Department reports.

Police responded to DeGeo’s Burgers, 2704 E. Main St., St. Charles, after security alarms were activated at about 1:10 a.m. Wednesday, police reported.

During an initial check of the business, nothing appeared out of the ordinary except for a long grease smudge on top of a freezer, police reported.

After sunrise, however, smudges reportedly were discovered on the alarm panel and on the wall near the alarm box. Additionally, the grease filters were out of place and the grease was disturbed, police reported.

Entry apparently was made from the roof, where a rooftop exhaust fan reportedly was removed.

No money was reported stolen.

A check of neighboring businesses found that Subway, 2708 E. Main St., had several broken shelves, broken ceiling panels and an open hole in the ceiling, but nothing appeared missing, police reported.

Bolts also had been removed from an exhaust fan on the roof over Butera Market, 2732 E. Main St., police reported, but the manager was unsure whether that situation was new or old.

All paper currency was reported stolen from the registers at Foxfield Cleaners, 2778 E. Main St.

The offenders shut off power to the business, rendering the surveillance equipment ineffective, police reported, adding footage ended at 11:02 p.m.

Entry to the cleaners was reportedly made through an exhaust fan in the ceiling.