THOMASVILLE, N.C. -- Police are investigating several break-ins in and around downtown Thomasville, according to a press release.
The break-ins happened between Aug. 12 and Aug. 27. Surveillance video in the video player above shows a suspect breaking into Dos Toros Meat Market on National Highway.
On Aug. 12, police responded to S&S Grill and Avon Beauty on West Main Street. Upon arrival, officers learned that in both incidents, a window was broken to gain entry.
Lisa King, the owner of S&S Grill, says the thief took her cash register, but it had less than $40 inside.
“It could've been a lot worse they could've come in here and vandalized a lot but luckily they didn't and hopefully they will not be back to do that so I feel pretty fortunate,” King said.
Barbara Ruglio, the owner of Avon Beauty by Barbara Store, says her cash register was empty. Most of her losses were from the damage.
“I was just like speechless,” Ruglio said. “I saw the glass shattered all over the ground outside, then when I came in there were papers on the floor from them dragging the register.”
On Aug. 17, officers went to 32 E. Main Street and discovered a window was broken and money had been stolen. Police responded a second time to 32 E. Main Street on Aug. 26 but nothing was reported stolen.
Police responded to Mike's Trains on East Main Street and Dos Toros Meat Market on National Highway on Aug. 27 in reference to break-ins. Arriving officers found a suspect forcibly entered the businesses and removed an undisclosed amount of money.
Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (336) 476-8477.