Metro Detroit police use social media to call out thieves

Posted at 12:16 PM, Nov 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-07 15:18:07-05

Smile, you’re on camera.

The Allen Park Police posted a video on Facebook of two men caught on camera breaking into a restaurant last week.

Just after midnight on Nov. 2, two men are seen on camera gaining entry into Wish Bone Famous Broasted Chicken on Ecorse Road. They stolen an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

"It was quite a bit of money there. I'm very angry," said Wish Bone Co-owner Michelle Stroud. 

Although there is very little description of the men, other than they were wearing red hoodies, masks and gloves, the Allen Park police are hoping someone will recognize them from the video.

Stroud believes the thieves may be former employees because they seemed to know their way around the restaurant.

"They went right for the drawer, right where we kept the money and knew exactly what they were doing and where they were going," she said. 

This is the first time the 56-year-old restaurant was broken-in to, although police said a change jar for Leukemia patientswas stolen in September.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Allen Park Police Department at 313-386-7800.