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Posted on: August 26, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Police Seek Community's Help in Identifying Suspects


The Wheaton Police Department is seeking the community's assistance in identifying two suspects in business burglaries that occurred between 2 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021 at downtown businesses. 

Surveillance photos of two suspectsThere was no forced entry in this incident, and entry was most likely gained from the next-door apartment building's open front door. The basement door was left open, which grants lower-level access to the businesses. 

One business had more than $1,000 taken from cash deposit bags, and another business that shares the space had approximately $150 from the cash register and two unique Panama hats taken. The brim of the hats read "Republica del Cacao." Surveillance video was obtained, and a white male suspect appears to be wearing one of the stolen Panama hats. Anyone with information should contact Detective Opalinski at or 630-260-7887.

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