Two door-to-door magazine salesmen were caught on surveillance video stealing cash, customer checks and expensive cuts of meat from a Burnsville, Minn. restaurant last week.
Keith Michael Miller and Tyler Cole Stanford, both 27, of Lincoln, Neb., are charged with third-degree burglary in the July 11 theft.
According to the charges, Burnsville police responded to a burglary alarm at the restaurant around 2:53 a.m. last Thursday. Arriving officers were met by the owners of the restaurant, who showed police surveillance video of the break-in, which started at 12:58 a.m.
The video showed two men rummaging through drawers, lockers and a safe in the employee area. A third man was also seen in the video carrying a large bag. The three men are eventually seen walking toward a nearby hotel.
The owners inventoried the restaurant and found $1,700 in cash and customer checks were stolen. The burglars also made off with a rib eye steak valued at $120 and a New York Strip loin valued at $80.
Later that morning, the owners tracked the suspects to a hotel room, where police executed a search warrant. The search of the room turned up keys to the restaurant, two hams, one beef tenderloin, two rib roasts, a restaurant menu, $1,089 in cash and other items.
Four men were taken into custody. One of the men not charged in the burglary told police it was "ridiculous how he being 18 years old had to snitch on Miller and Stanford because they were not man enough to admit to the crime they committed."