Gone in 60 seconds: Italian restaurant burglarized in less than a minute | Crime
The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a burglary, where the suspect was in and out of the business in less than sixty seconds.
According to an incident report, on Sept. 29, officers were dispatched to Luce Cucina Italiano located on Augusta Highway in reference to a burglar alarm.
Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the owner of the restaurant who stated he received a call from his alarm company at 5:34 a.m. notifying him of the activation, the report stated.
Deputies say when the owner arrived at the restaurant he noticed the front door had been pried open.
The report said officers cleared the business, but did not locate anyone.
According to sheriff’s deputies, the register area was the only area disturbed.
The owner told officers the only item removed from the restaurant was the cash tray which contained $50, deputies say.
Officers reviewed surveillance video and observed an unknown suspect enter the front door of the business at 5:31 a.m. The suspect headed straight to the register area, removed the register till and fled the scene through the same entry point, according to the report.
Deputies say the burglary took place in less than one minute.
According to the report, the suspect was dressed in a full head wrap with only slits to reveal his or her eyes.
If you have any information about this crime, you are urged to contact Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.