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 Wednesday, March 12, the 71st day of 2014. There are 294 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Soldiers from the barracks on the Arsenal manage to elude the vigilance of the guard nearly every day and come to town armed. In the hands of excited and perhaps intoxicated men, these weapons are dangerous. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Manufacturing's merchants and professional men of Moline were petitioning the Western Union Telegraph company to establish a telegraph office in the business area of the city. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Three Rock Island students, the Misses Eleanor Cleaveland, Dorothy McCabe and Ruth West, escaped injury when fire destroyed College Hall at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War gave a party for William H. Stremmel, the only survivor of John Buford Post 243, GAR. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The East Moline Grade School Board of Education last night granted salary increases totaling about $47,000 to teachers and staff members. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Five champion spellers from the Rock Island/Milan School district were selected after competition this week at Modern Woodmen of America. Winners are Sarah Cottay, Christopher Gilbrich, Jared Vogele, Kedric Roper and Kenny Stevenson.