Smash and grab Subway restaurant burglary with a stolen pickup truck on Euclid Avenue near Salt Creek Lane.
Arlington Heights firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:26 AM Friday, November 3, 2016 to an activated fire alarm at 2942 West Euclid Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Firefighters on the scene requested police respond to the scene after they discovered it appeared a vehicle drove through the front of the Subway restaurant at 2960 West Euclid Avenue. There was no fire at the location.
Firefighters reported a lot of damage at the scene at the Esplanade of Arlington Heights strip mall at the northeast corner of Euclid Avenue and Salt Creek Lane.
The Arlington Heights Police Department investigated the burglary and determined with surveillance video that unidentified offenders used a stolen pickup truck to drive through the front window of the business. The truck was immediately driven out of the restaurant after being driven full-length of the vehicle into the restaurant. After the crash, two offenders entered the restaurant on foot and stole numerous items, including an undisclosed amount of currency. The vehicle, stolen in Mount Prospect, was later recovered in Hanover Park, IL.
The Arlington Heights Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the offenders. Arlington Heights Police released information about this crime on Friday November 11, 2016 at 02:29 PM — about 203:03 (hours: minutes) or about 8 days after the crime was discovered. Please note: The elapsed time of police notification to the public is based on an estimated crime report time.
Anyone having information about this or any other serious crime in Arlington Heights can call the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 847-368-5300, submit an anonymous tip via text or by telephone: Text keyword 847AHPD and your message to 847411; or call Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers at 847-590-STOP. Callers are guaranteed anonymity and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000.
IMPORTANT ALERT …
Cardinal Note: As of June 5, 2013 — up to and including the date of this article — police incidents related to the above police agency are not reported in real time or within a prompt time period. Police protecting their realm of investigation and police activity, have chosen to use secret military-grade encrypted radios to withhold their police communications, which were previously open to the public and news media via monitoring of public safety scanning radios — with no known negative results locally.
The delayed knowledge or entirely blacked out knowledge resulting from encrypted police communications may protect certain police operations and investigations, but it also puts the public at risk in situations such as when armed and dangerous offenders are at large and when other similar situations occur, such as when desperate offenders of property crimes are eluding police. In other cases, the delayed or blacked out information inhibits or prohibits the possibility of the public providing early witness accounts before a criminal trail goes cold. Citizens are much more likely to recognize or recall suspicious or criminal activity if they are aware of the criminal incident within minutes or hours of its occurrence. The most serious incident involving dire results would be a trail that is allowed to go cold in the case of child abduction.
The lack of real time information from public police dispatch also weakens an effective neighborhood watch program mostly working to prevent property loss, but also working to prevent possible violent crimes.
Lack of real time information from police dispatch also delays public awareness or eliminates public awareness of general hazards and traffic or other situations in every day living in an otherwise economically thriving community.
Police have alternate ways to transmit tactical, operational or investigative information, while still keeping their main public dispatch channels open for the best balance of public safety and police safety.
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