Decatur police provided this information about four recent burglaries.
Money taken from sandwich shop's safe. Police say they've issued warrants for a former employee in the theft of about $1,833 in cash from Jimmy John's Grourmet Sandwiches. Officers were called the morning of Jan. 7 when an employee opened up the business at 335 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. and discovered no money in the safe. The restaurant was closed up about 11 p.m. the night before. Officers noticed pry marks to the rear door and paint chips around the door.
Not much missing from coffee shop. Police went to Java Monkey at 425 Church St. about 12:30 a.m. Jan. 2 when an alarm sounded. Someone removed a glass pane from a side door to gain entry. The only thing that seemed to be missing was the cash register key.
Guitar stolen. A woman came home the afternoon of Jan. 2 and found her residence in the 1100 block of East Ponce de Leon Avenue ransacked. The living room window was shattered, the kitchen door unlocked and a kitchen window propped open with a bottle. Three guitars and an art supply box were taken, but two of the guitars were found outside propped up against the house. An officer found the art box on the ground across the street. Officers found a grey duffle bag on the front porch with documents addressed to someone the woman didn't know.
Hungry burglar. Somebody stole baby milk, baby food, meat and pasta from the freezer of a house in the 200 block of Cambridge Avenue. The resident came home Jan. 8 after being out of town about 10 days to discover the burglary. Also missing were a laptop worth about $1,000 and a kitchen trash can.