Burglars hit seven stores in Berryville

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

BERRYVILLE -- Police are investigating break-ins that occurred at seven Berryville businesses last week, likely between the hours of midnight Wednesday and dawn on Thursday.

Targeted in the thievery spree were Subway, JoAnn Clark State Farm Insurance, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Cellular Mobility, Dr. Nelson's dental office in Montgomery Plaza, Southside Salon in Carroll Center, and a storage shed sales office located across the highway from McDonalds.

According to dispatch logs, police responded to an alarm call at O'Reilly at 2:44 a.m. Thursday and reported a break-in had occurred.

At 3:30 a.m., police reported finding evidence of break-ins at the insurance office and hair salon.

Dispatched to Subway at 5:50 a.m., police reported the front glass door had been broken.

At 7:45 a.m., police were dispatched to a North Main address for another break-in, to a Eureka Avenue address at 7:55 a.m. for a break-in complaint, and to Kimes Auto Parts at 8:15 a.m. because phone lines there had been cut.

Det. Robert Bartos said it has not been determined if the cut phone lines at Kimes are connected to the other incidents.

He said the thief or thieves were looking for cash and had damaged doors and door frames and some cash registers in the attempt.

He said authorities are actively working the case and have some leads but would appreciate any help from the public.

"If anyone saw someone or something that looked suspicious between midnight Wednesday and 5 a.m. Thursday, please give us a call," Bartos said. "We are looking at all angles."

He can be reached at (870) 423-3343.

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