CLIFTON PARK — A former employee at the Clifton Park Five Guys burglarized the store intending to take money from the safe before being interrupted by a delivery driver, state police said Thursday.
The suspect then helped the delivery driver, then put the money he’d begun to steal back into the safe and left empty-handed, state police said.
Timothy G. Boone, 25, of Clifton Park, was arrested Monday and charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree attempted grand larceny and third-degree criminal mischief, all felonies, along with a misdemeanor tampering count, state police said.
The incident happened Dec. 28 at the Five Guys on South Side Drive, state police said. Troopers responded there for a report of a burglary and began their investigation, state police said.
The investigation then determined that Boone, a former employee at the restaurant, entered the store early Dec. 28 using a key that he had failed to turn in after his employment ended, state police said.
Once inside, he accessed the restaurant’s safe and started to remove cash from inside, state police said. He is also accused of damaging a security camera.
“Boone accessed a safe that was inside the building and started to remove the cash that was inside,” state police spokeswoman Trooper Kerra Burns said in a statement. “He was interrupted by a [delivery] driver and after helping the driver unload his truck, Boone returned the money to the safe and left the building.”
Boone turned himself Monday after being contacted by state police, troopers said. He was processed and released to appear in court later.