San Diego police have released surveillance camera footage of an early morning Hooters burglary in which thieves might have mistaken a jukebox for an ATM.
Around 4 a.m. Tuesday, two suspects broke the glass door of the Hooters at 16911 West Bernardo Dr. in Rancho Bernardo with an unknown object and tried to back a pickup truck inside, according to a San Diego Police Department news release.
The door opening wasn't big enough for the truck, so the suspects wrapped the 5-foot jukebox in a tow strap and lifted it into the bed of the pickup and drove away.
The suspects, thought to be males, are described as being in their late teens or 20s, wearing dark, baggy clothing and hooded sweatshirts pulled over their heads. The pickup is described as a white or silver colored late 1990s Nissan or Dodge with a crew or extended cab.
The pickup, which hit the building as the suspects tried to back into the Hooters lobby, may have damage on the rear sides and the taillights. Pieces of the taillights were left at the scene, according to the news release.
Anyone with information is asked to call the SDPD's Northeastern Division at 858-538-8000 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.