Over $3,000 stolen from SG American Legion

A theft of over $3,000 in cash and checks from the American Legion in Sugar Grove has authorities asking for help.

Between 1:30 a.m. and 1:50 a.m. on Sunday, a suspect who has yet to be identified entered the Legion by breaking a window on the rear of the building. Police said that the suspect walked around the establishment before making their way to where the safe is kept.

“The suspect was (initially) wearing a lighter colored long sleeve shirt, dark pants, a ‘Halloween-like’ mask/hood covering their face and was carrying a red case,” police said in a Sunday afternoon press release.

Police said, once in the room with the safe, the individual “then added/removed the light colored long sleeve shirt and had on a darker colored long sleeve shirt.

“The suspect proceeded to open the red case, exposing a sawzall,” police said. “The suspect then used the sawzall to cut the hinges to drop (the) drawer free from the safe, accessing the cash bags that were kept inside.”

All of the cash was then removed from the safe and the suspect exited “the establishment via the same window where they had made entry.”

Police said that a total of $3,073.50 in cash and checks was stolen, “in addition to approximately $500 in damages to the window and safe.

“If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact PSP (Pennsylvania State Police) Warren or Warren County Crime Stoppers,” police said, indicating the investigation is continuing.