ROSS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Four employees are facing charges after they allegedly staged a burglary at a restaurant in the North Hills.

Ross Township police say they got a report of a burglary at Qdoba Mexican Grill on McKnight Road over the weekend.

Initially, investigators believed the burglary was an inside job, but later determined the employees allegedly conspired to steal from the business and made up a story to cover their tracks.

Police say they ransacked the restaurant and threw a large stone through a window, causing about $500 in damages.

The employees have been identified as 19-year-old Charles Elstner of Reserve Township; 18-year-old Michael McElroy of Bellevue; 18-year-old William Fichter of West View and a female juvenile. They are accused of stealing more than $1,300. They are now charged with theft, conspiracy and criminal mischief.

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