Morrison Police are investigating a Thursday burglary at the town's Dollar General store that may be connected to other Dollar General burglaries in Port Byron and in Fulton.
According to a news release, at least two subjects entered the Morrison Dollar General at about 4:45 p.m. on Thursday. While one suspect distracted employees, the other entered the break room, stole employees' wallets and left the store, the news release states.
The employees' stolen credit cards have been used in businesses in Clinton, and possibly in the Quad-Cities, according to the release.
The other Dollar General store burglaries took place in Fulton on Dec. 31, and in Port Byron on Thursday, Jan. 3.
Police are asking anyone who has information about the burglaries to contact the Morrison Police Department at (815) 772-7659, your city's police department or Whiteside County Crime Stoppers at (815) 625-7867.
Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation. 1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.