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UPDATED: Former Employee Allegedly Robs $5 Pizza store in St. Michael

The suspect allegedly used a key to get in during non-business hours, stole money, and locked the door as he or she left.

A suspect investigators believe to be a former employee of $5 Pizza in St. Michael broke into the closed store using a key to steal money Saturday night, and locked the door on their way out.

"We don't know yet (who it was) — it was someone who had keys to the place," said pizza cook Josh Wade. "We have had the locks changed, because sometimes when people quit, they don't give their keys back."

He said the Wright County Sheriff's Department will look through the security tapes today for an investigation.

The store, located at 921 Central Ave E, was closed for about half an hour until the theft took place. Wade said the store and police have not confirmed how much was stolen.

He says he and other employees don't feel unsafe, because the incident "was nothing."

"There were no windows broken, no doors pushed down," Wade said. "It was just someone who had keys to the place who opened the door and locked it on their way out."

UPDATE — 1 p.m. — According to the Wright County Sheriff's Office, an employee discovered the burglary shortly after 10 a.m. Sunday.

"There was no sign of forced entry," stated a release from the sherriff's office. "Cash was removed from the till and the safe."

No arrests have been made, and the incident remains under investigation.

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