Heads up poker machine owners. A recent theft of the machines at the Lake Westside Tavern on the edge of Jerseyville has the Jersey County Sheriff thinking the culprits may be professionals. The theft happened during the overnight hours of Monday into Tuesday morning, and Sheriff Mark Kallal says the thieves got away with about $5,000.
He says it appears the thieves were in and out fairly quickly.
Kallal says there are no suspects at this time, so the next step will be to share this information with other departments and agencies to see if there are other incidents like this that have happened in the past.