Nail salon burglary investigated

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COAL CITY POLICE are investigating a burglary at Magic Nails, 1030 E. Division St., in the early morning hours of Aug. 16. An unknown male was seen on surveillance video breaking window panes on the left side of the entry door and making his way inside the business where he took approximately $1,300 in cash.


Under the cover of darkness a man smashed a window and made entry into a Coal City business, leaving with a bag of cash.
Coal City Police are investigating the Aug. 16 burglary of Magic Nails, 1013 E. Division St. and are seeking information that leads to the arrest of the offender described as a male subject wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and light colored pants.
The offender was caught on surveillance cameras outside the businesses at 12:01 a.m.
The camera recorded the man using what appeared to be a window punch to break the glass panes on the left side of the entry door, then after waiting 30 seconds for a possible alarm to be sounded, he cleaned the glass around the broken window and entered the building.
According to police, once inside the building the man made his way to the front desk and removed a money bag, he then proceeded to a work station and removed an envelope with additional cash.
With money in hand the offender left though the broken window and was seen on video running north across the parking lot. Police say the offender made off with approximately $1,300 in cash.
The entire incident played out in just two minutes.
In addition to the dark colored hoodie and light pants, the offender was wearing a light colored shirt that was longer than the hoodie and black and white tennis shoes. His hands were covered either by gloves or the sleeves of his shirt.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Coal City Police Sgt. Chris Harseim directly at 815-518-3030. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can provide information to the Grundy County Crimestoppers line at 815-942-9667 and rewards of up to $5,000 are possible for information that leads to an arrest and filing of criminal charges.