Thieves caught on camera stealing pizza oven

CREATED Nov 6, 2013

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DARIEN - Thieves were caught on surveillance video making off with a pizza oven from Johnny Angel's Pizzeria & Pub Restaurant in Darien.

The theft happened just before 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17.

"Video surveillence shows... what appears to be a full sized duely pick up truck leaving the property with half of the pizza oven loaded in the bed of it," said Captain Dana Nigbor with the Walworth County Sheriff's Office. "Leaving directly behind the truck appears to be either a Ford Taurus or a Mercury Sable stationwagon. The video shows both vehicles headed South on Hwy X towards I-43 from the business."

Just before 6 p.m., the same surveillance video show the same truck leaving the business with the second half of the pizza oven loaded.

On Monday Oct. 28, between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. a contractor working at the business returned from his dinner break and located half of the stolen pizza oven in the parking lot of the business, Captain Nigbor explained.

The business owner said that because of the size and weight of the pizza oven there had to be several people involved in the theft of it.