NORWOOD — Two burglars used a pry bar to bust into a tavern and swipe more than $6,000, police said.
At 10 a.m. April 10, the owners of the Norwood Tap, 1503 N. Norwood Blvd., called the Peoria County Sheriff's Office regarding a break-in, according to a police report. Outside, cables to the internet and phone had been cut, the report stated. A 3-foot pry bar (recovered inside) apparently had been used to rip open a back door and office door, according to the report. A circular saw had been used to cut into a poker machine, though police were unsure if any money had been removed.
"The inside of the business smelled like burned metal," the report stated.
The door of a safe was open, but there were no signs of forced entry, the report stated. The safe was missing about $6,200 in cash, the report stated.
Security footage showed two burglars. One was a white male, between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 150 to 180 pounds; he was wearing jeans, a hoodie and gloves, plus a blue bandana on his face. The second was a black male, 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 180 to 200 pounds; he was wearing jeans, gloves, dark Nike tennis shoes, a winter coat with a hood and a nylon beanie turned inside-out with the word "dope" on the front, along with a bandana over his face.