Ex-worker caught trying to steal safe from Country Kitchen

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The following news release was sent by the Surprise Police Dept.:

SURPRISE - On Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at approximately 4:00 am, police responded the Country Kitchen Restaurant located at 13765 West Litchfield Road, Surprise AZ, reference a burglar alarm.

Once on scene police found that someone had broke into the restaurant and attempted to steal a safe. The unopened safe was located by the police, outside of the restaurant.

Surveillance videos from the restaurant lead police to 37 year old Ronnie Lee Hill, a former employee of the Country Kitchen.

Detectives obtained search warrants and found evidence and clothing linking Hill to the burglary.Hill was arrested and charged with Burglary in the 3 rd Degree, which is a felony.Hill was booked into the Maricopa County Jail.