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Crime & Courts

Police: DeKalb man accused of theft, found at property he's barred from

Terrell L. Delaney
Terrell L. Delaney

SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man was caught on video stealing from a local store's register, police say, and was later found trespassing.

Terrell L. Delaney, 26, of the 900 block of Crane Drive was charged with theft and criminal trespass to real property after DeKalb police responded to a reported fight at Rocky's at 1027 W. Hillcrest Drive. An employee told police during the fight that two men opened up the register and took cash from the drawer, according to court records.

If convicted of the more serious crime of theft, Delaney could face up to three years in prison.

According to court records, police viewed security video of the people taking money from the register. Police were able to take an image of one suspect, according to court records, which was then shown to other DeKalb police officers to see if any of them recognized him. Police say they were able to identify Delaney from the video.

Delaney was taken into custody after he was found in the 900 block of Crane Drive. According to court records, he had previously been told by the owners of the property that he was not allowed there.

While at the police department, Delaney admitted to taking the $20 from the register, according to court records.

Judge Phillip Montgomery ordered Delaney released on his signature, that he be placed on electronic home monitoring and pre-trial supervision.

He's next due in court at 9 a.m. on April 17.