Naperville police are continuing their investigation into the theft of an undetermined amount of money late Monday night from a popular fast-food restaurant in the city's downtown.
North Central College campus safety officials, in a bulletin Monday to students and faculty members, said the crime was a robbery, but Naperville police Sgt. Lou Cammiso said the incident, in fact, involved a theft.
The trouble occurred about 10:15 p.m. Monday at Five Guys Burgers & Fries, at 22 E. Chicago Ave. The restaurant is in a strip mall at the southeast corner of Chicago Avenue and Washington Street and abuts the North Central campus.
Cammiso said a teenager or young man came into the restaurant and grabbed money from a countertop employee tip jar before escaping on foot. "He just reached his hand into the jar and grabbed a handful of singles," Cammiso said early Tuesday afternoon.
The campus safety bulletin indicated police on Monday night conducted a K-9 search of the area immediately surrounding the restaurant.
No one was injured in the incident and no weapon was displayed, Cammiso said. He added the theft "remains an open case."
The thief was described as being a black male between the ages of 16 and 18 and standing about 5 feet 7 inches tall. He had curly black hair, wore a black T-shirt and black or dark-colored jeans and carried a backpack.
Witnesses to the crime or those who believe they have information about the case were asked to call Naperville police at 630-420-6666. The North Central College campus safety telephone number is 630-637-5911.