Bloomington police said Thursday they plan to investigate a string of burglaries at businesses on the city's west side.
The burglaries took place between Dec. 14 and Jan. 9 at five different businesses, according to Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Dana Cole. In at least three of the cases, the suspect smashed the front door or window with a rock to break in.
Cole said a detective will look at the cases as a series.
Security footage shows a man with a mustache breaking into My Thai Cafe on West Third Street on Dec. 14, Cole said. The man broke a window around 11 p.m. and reached inside to unlock the door before taking a tip jar and a small amount of money from the register.
Burglaries were also reported Jan. 6 at home decor store Tuesday Morning, Jan. 7 at Cirilla's and Jan. 9 at Bucceto's, Smiling Teeth and the Subway on West Third Street. All of the burglaries happened on or near West Third Street.
Cole said he could not disclose how much money was stolen at this time.
Cole said police will try to get security footage from Subway and Bucceto’s to see if the suspect in the video matches video from the other burglaries.
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