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Branford Police Warn Local Businesses Of Burglaries

Police are warning business owners, particularly restaurants, of an increase in overnight burglaries along the Route 1 corridor.

A photo of one of the suspects from the recent burglaries. Credit: Branford Police Department
A photo of one of the suspects from the recent burglaries. Credit: Branford Police Department
The following is a press release from the Branford Police Department. 

Police are warning business owners, particularly restaurants, of an increase in overnight burglaries.

Over the past month, thieves have burglarized seven (7) Branford businesses, in an attempt to steal cash. Five (5) of which occurred over this past weekend.

Other similar burglaries have been reported in other communities in the region.

Predominately, restaurants along the Route 1 corridor have been targeted and entry has been made through rear doors.

Most of the business had commercial burglary alarms and in one of the cases the alarm was defeated.

Additionally, three (3) of the businesses had a video surveillance systems.

Police believe the suspects are two (2) males and they were operating a silver or grey pick-up truck, possibly a Dodge.

Burglary Prevention Tips:
• Do not leave any cash in the register or hidden in your business.
• Ensure that all doors and windows are secure when leaving for the evening.
• Upgrade old or defective doors and door locks.
• Install proper lighting at the exterior of your business, especially at entrances and exits.
• Provide proper interior night lighting with open visual access through windows.
• Ensure all alarms and video surveillance systems are operating properly.
And
• Always pay attention to customers or suspicious people who may be canvassing your establishment during business hours.
Finally
• Report any suspicious activity to police immediately. Remember “If you see something, say something”

Anyone having information is asked to call Branford Police at 203-481-4241

Joseph Franco December 16, 2013 at 03:32 PM
These can't be the only pictures they have?! Why not post more pictures of these crooks or at least the other hoodlum as well?
terry laclay December 17, 2013 at 12:16 AM
You have to wonder what Chris Carboni is doing during these nights?
terry laclay December 17, 2013 at 10:10 PM
http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Police-Make-Arrest-in-Hair-Salon-Robbery-220847081.html

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