Police searching for two burglars from Valley City American LegionValley City, ND (WDAY TV) - Valley City Police is asking for your help trying to find two burglars who were caught on camera.
By: Todd Kurtz, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Valley City, ND (WDAY TV) - Valley City Police is asking for your help trying to find two burglars who were caught on camera.
We have the video of two men searching the American Legion for cash and they found it.
The burglars were able to get into a large safe at the bar but not before they realized they were on camera.
This is the scene inside the American Legion. Police say sometime between close last night and open at 8 this morning, two burglars showed up.
Fred Thompson, Valley City Police Chief: "They went through the backdoor of a neighboring business and then they went through a wall, a very flimsy wall."
You can see two men, both wearing hats and hoodies are scouring the place searching for money.
Nothing in the cash register but off camera they find the safe.
Thompson: "I wouldn't call it a cheap safe, but I would call it an older safe and it wasn't easy to get into but they eventually got into it."
The video shows one of the men carrying a crowbar, police say that was likely used in opening it.
Thompson: "We're following up some leads, comparing photographs, talking to neighbors and hopefully we'll get a break on this and get them in custody fairly shortly."
The best lead so far is right here, one of the burglars spots the camera. He looks directly into it multiple times before covering it up.
Police hope these images are enough for someone to recognize the man.
If police don't get a solid lead on who the men are, that video will be sent to a company that can visually enhance it, allowing them to zoom in on those moments where the burglars were facing the camera.