Danville police search for restaurant burglar


Danville police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man accused of breaking into a downtown restaurant and absconding with cash early Wednesday morning.

The unidentified man, who was seen on black-and-white security video footage, broke the front window of Blue Line Pizza on the 500 block of Hartz Avenue around 3:20 a.m. and left with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to Danville police chief Steve Simpkins.

Using social media, Danville police released still photographs Thursday from the surveillance footage depicting the culprit.

Police described the unknown man as white or Hispanic, with a heavy build and about 5-foot-9. He was wearing a balaclava, two-tone North Face jacket and baggy pants, and he may have a mustache, according to police.

Anyone with information about the break-in can contact Danville police detective Casey Shields at 314-3700 or

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Posted by Concerned Resident
a resident of Danville
on Oct 16, 2015 at 10:31 am

Did this person break into a safe or cash register, or was the money in clear sight? I would hope that if this very popular new restaurant has their eyes and ears open, they would make sure that any cash is in a locked and secure safe! My background is restaurant management, rule #1 cash is secured and taken to the bank on a very regular basis! Please open your eyes, just because this is Danville!!!!
BTW-Blue Line is awesome!

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