The following press release has been issued by Town of Murphy Police Department.
At approximately 7:27 am, on Monday, October 5th, 2015, Patrol Officer Samuel R. Allen was dispatched to McDonald's of Murphy regarding a breaking and entering that occurred earlier that morning. After observing the video surveillance, Patrol Officer Allen was able to identify the male suspect by previous experiences with him. It appeared that the male suspect entered the business between 1:00 am and 3:00 am. During this time, the suspect helped himself to various fountain drinks and a few clothing items and then removed the businesses computer server. This was why McDonald's was closed and unable to serve customers.
Patrol Officer Allen was later able to locate the computer server in a garbage can behind a nearby sign. McDonald's of Murphy was then able to open later that day.
The Murphy Police Department would like to thank local media outlets for getting the information out to the public. We want to also thank the public for their concerns and information.
At no point was McDonald's of Murphy robbed and at no point was the public's welfare in danger.
The Cherokee County Magistrate's Office has issued two warrants for arrest for the male suspect.
Due to the ongoing investigation, this is all the information that we can share at this time.
We are not releasing the male suspect's name until we are able to locate him.
Justin J. Jacobs
Chief of Police
Murphy Police Department
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