Cops investigated for attempted theft in Northwood

Internal affairs is investigating three police officers in connection with an attempted theft at Pat’s Cafe in Northwood.

According to reports, two officers responded to a break-in report early Tuesday morning at an auto-detailing shop in Pat’s at Castor Avenue and Arrott Street. After determining the call unfounded, the officers went to Pat’s for a drink, and were joined by a third office who was not wearing a uniform.

Surveillance tapes show one of the uniformed officers heading downstairs and going through an open safe, then stuffing something down his pants. More than $1,000 was taken.

Pat’s Cafe is where 15th District Officer Gary Skerski was killed in 2006 when he was shot during a robbery.

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