At about 4 a.m. Monday, June 22, an undetermined amount of cash was stolen from Heid's of Liverpool, one of Onondaga County's best known fast-food drive-ins, doing business for 70 years at its 305 Oswego St. location.
Becker anticipates that the Heid's case will be solved shortly.
"We do have suspects," he said last Wednesday, July 22.
"We take pride in the fact that, statistically, the village of Liverpool remains far below the national standard in the number of burglaries," Becker said. "And so far, we've been able to close a couple cases by arrest, and I'm confident that the open case (the Heid's burglary) will be closed the same way."
The area's faltering economy motivates burglars, the chief noted.
According to federal Uniform Crime Report statistics, the LPD investigated
four burglaries in 2006 and 12 in 2007. The 2008 figures are yet to be published, but the federal statisticians have reported a .5 percent increase in burglaries in communities with populations of 10,000 or less. When the 2000 census was tallied, the village's population was 2,505.