Cops: Minors Used CPR Dummy In Failed Attempt To Break Into Illinois Market

A quintet of children used a CPR dummy in a late-night bid to break into an Illinois convenience store, police report.

The attempted 11:30 PM burglary of the Jackpot Supermarket failed since the Peoria business’s front door was protected by a series of metal bars, the Peoria Journal Star reported.

According to cops, the suspects--three girls and two boys--are all around 10 years old. The CPR dummy, a Peoria Police Department report notes, “was used to break the glass out.”

The children fled before officers arrived Monday evening. Cops noted that the glass on the market’s door had been shattered and that the young suspects had left the child-size CPR dummy behind at the crime scene.

Market owner Moe Abdul told TSG that he was familiar with the minor suspects, saying that they had been previously thrown out of the store for stealing merchandise. The businessman--who paid $500 to replace the broken glass--estimated that the youngest suspect was eight and the oldest was around 15

Abdul said that after the youths failed to break into his store, they proceeded to burglarize a neighboring market that did not have bars on its windows.

As seen in the above store surveillance image, the CPR dummy--which could pass as a small, unclothed alien--was abandoned on the pavement outside the supermarket. The dummy was subsequently collected by a police evidence technician.