Two suspects are in custody and charged with forcing entry into a Walgreens in Cary, causing thousands of dollars in damage and stealing items from the store.
Moises Villa, 19, and Mauricio Ramos, 18, both of the 1600 block of Mulberry Lane in Elgin, were charged with burglary, theft and criminal damage to property, which are all felonies.
The Cary Police Department received a call for a burglar alarm activation around 3:20 a.m. on February 16 at Walgreens, 500 Northwest Highway in Cary.
Cary Deputy Police Chief Scott Naydenoff said the security company monitoring the alarm and security system saw two men break the glass on the front door of the business.
The two suspects entered the business and left a short time later with unknown items, the security company told 911 dispatchers.
Officers arrived on the scene within four minutes of dispatch and found damage to a window on one side of the building, Naydenoff said.
The damage was consistent with an attempted entry point. Officers also found glass broken on the front door of the business.
Security camera footage showed the two suspects arriving in a black or dark-colored vehicle.
They used a hammer to break the glass and gain entry to the store.
Both men caused damage inside the store and stole various items, which are valued at $2,000.
The damage to the business caused by the forced entry is estimated to be approximately $5,000, Naydenoff said.
Ramos and Villa were both taken into custody by the Elgin Police Department days after the Cary incident in connection with similar crimes in Elgin.
Investigators connected the two to the Cary incident and on Tuesday the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office approved charges against them.