$5K reward offered for info on suspects in several Domino’s Pizza store burglaries

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the suspects involved in several Domino’s Pizza store burglaries in Indianapolis and Shelbyville.

“They seem very confident,” said Domino’s co-owner Rogers Mueller.  “And with each video that we watch, they seem to be getting more and more comfortable inside of our pizza stores.”

Four Domino’s Pizza stores have been burglarized over the past month. The locations are 3220 South East Street, 7875 West 10th Street and 843 North Capitol Avenue in Indianapolis and 360 East Broadway Street in Shelbyville.

“There is definitely a pattern of behavior here, and it seems consistent with each one of these,” Mueller said.

Domino’s Pizza Operations Coordinator Christy Dishman says surveillance footage suggests the same two suspects are involved in every burglary. She said they used a crowbar to break into the buildings through either the drive thru window or a backdoor window. She also said they used a blow torch to create a hole in the side of Domino’s safes and steal thousands of dollars, except for one location, where the crooks carried out the safe instead. The suspects used the same tool bag in every burglary, according to Dishman.

Mueller said he doesn’t know if the suspects could be former employees or someone else with prior knowledge of the stores, but the odds do favor that.

“You know, in our industry, about 80% of theft is internal or a known party to our business,” Mueller said.

“These guys are instilling fear in some of our team members,” said Mueller.  “And so the cost to me is more than just money.”

At one of the burglaries, Mueller said the suspects left a note behind that seemed to taunt the company.  The note said “Thanks, I really needed this BOAA.”

Mueller said Domino’s stores are adding security measures, such as new alarm systems and more frequent cash pickups at stores.

“You’re stealing from Dominoes Pizza, but this is a locally owned, family owned company,” Mueller said. “We work hard for our money.”

The owner of the Domino’s Pizza locations is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.

IMPD officials did not offer further comment on the burglaries, but did say they are part of an active investigation.

If you have any information related to the burglaries please call the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department at 317-327-3282 or the Shelbyville Police Department at 317-392-5108.

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