SOUTHINGTON - Police are investigating a rash of seven commercial burglaries since March.
On Monday, police released details of the incidents, which investigators believe are occurring in the overnight hours. Police are still trying to determine if all of the burglaries are related.
Cash was taken in many of the crimes, police noted. The biggest reported loss totaled $10,000 from one business. The other businesses that were victimized either reported losses much smaller or nothing missing.
According to police, the first incident was reported on March 4, when officers responded to three burglary complaints at 31 Liberty St., an office building. Police said $98 was stolen from the Pure Skin salon, where the receiver for the building’s surveillance system - worth about $250 - was damaged.
Also reported stolen during the March 4 incidents was $60 from the Beaury Bar salon. The Beauty Bar Academy was also burglarized, but nothing was taken, police said.
On March 16, police responded to two more burglaries. One incident occurred at the Beauty Bar again, where police believe the suspect entered through a window. Nothing was reported stolen. The same day, police said Casey’s Image Consultants, located at 51 North Main St., was burglarized and $40 was taken. Police said the suspect in this case broke in through the main door, which was accessible through a common hallway in the building.
On April 20, police responded to two burglaries at 710 Main St., which houses the Salon Zurell and Maid Pro. Police said about $10,000 was reported stolen from Salon Zurell.
Nothing was missing from Maid Pro.
Anyone with information on the burglary spree has been asked to contact investigators with the detective division at 860-378-1600, ext. 5.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.