EDGEWATER — Police are warning business owners about a recent string of burglaries in which the offender throws either a rock or brick through a door or window to get in before taking valuable items, like cash, by prying open cash registers.
In one instance, the thief even took the cash register, and in another, a Plexiglass cabinet was "forced open," police said in an alert to residents.
The offender from an incident in the 1400 block of W. Morse Ave. is described as a white man weighing between 160-170 pounds, between 30-35-years-old and between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-8 inches tall.
Incidents have occurred at the following addresses:
• 1200 block of W. Devon Ave., September 8-9, between the hours of 10:30 p.m.–10:30 a.m.
• 6100 block of N. Broadway on September 9, between the hours of 3:00-3:45 a.m.
• 1400 block of W. Morse Ave. on September 14 at 4:49 a.m.
Police are asking people to stay aware and report any activity to authorities, including keeping a watchful eye on anyone who appears to be loitering near closing time.
Police also encourage business owners to make sure they have properly mounted security cameras with sufficient lighting that are out of reach of anyone who may want to tamper with them.
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