CHAMBERLAIN — An Oacoma man was arrested last week for allegedly stealing money from a safe in a Chamberlain restaurant.
Kyle Cook, 30, is charged with second-degree burglary, a Class 3 felony, and petty theft of less than $400, a Class 2 misdemeanor.
On Jan. 4, police responded to Upper Crust in Chamberlain, where staff said the safe, which had been rifled through and was missing about $300, had been discovered at 10 a.m., according to court documents.
Video surveillance footage from inside the restaurant allegedly showed a man walking out of the bathroom and into the back of the restaurant at 10:08 p.m. the previous night, when the business was closed. The man's face was reportedly mostly visible when he climbed onto a desk and unplugged the security camera, using the light from a flip phone while trying to find power cords.
Employees identified Cook as the person on camera and said he had been in the restaurant earlier that night. At his Oacoma residence, where a flip phone similar to the one seen in the surveillance video was found, Cook allegedly denied breaking into the restaurant.