Manchester Police are comparing notes with Bedford Police to see if two other burglaries there are connected.
MANCHESTER, NH — Manchester Police are investigating a series of overnight burglaries Jan. 14 at area businesses. While detectives are still trying to connect the dots, the burglaries may be connected to a service van recently reported stolen, which may be connected to similar Bedford crimes, police said.
The first call was just after midnight, to Good Still Pawn, 270 Amory St., after an alarm was triggered. Upon arrival, officers noticed the front door to the business had been smashed in. The suspect(s) fled the area prior to police arrival. The owner of the business responded and determined that numerous electronic devices had been taken.
Just before 1 a.m. police responded to D’Angelos located at 900 Second St. after an alarm sounded. Upon arrival, officers noticed the rear door was damaged. An investigation determined that entry was not gained into the business and nothing taken.
Just after 1 a.m. police responded to Auto Consignment located at 725 Second St., also due to an alarm trigger. A rear door was damaged and entry was gained into the business. The suspect(s) fled the area prior to police arrival. The owner of the business responded. It appears that nothing was taken but inventory is being checked.
At about 2:30 a.m. a burglar alarm sounded at 575 South Willow St., The Willow Street Plaza. Police noticed that entry had been made into two separate businesses, Pearl Vision and Tails Above the Rest Pet Salon. Doors to both businesses appeared to have been pried open. The suspect(s) fled the area prior to police arrival. Employees of both businesses responded. At this time, it does not appear that anything was taken but inventory is still being checked.
At approximately 2:45 a.m. police answered an alarm at Grand Slam Pizza, 472 S. Main St., where the front door to the business has been smashed in. The suspect(s) fled the area prior to police arrival. An employee of the business responded. It was determined that the cash register was taken. Inside of the register was a small amount of change.
At approximately 3:30 a.m. officers on patrol located a Severino utility truck parked in the rear of Applebee’s located at 581 Second St. Inside of the truck was a cash register that appeared to be taken during the burglary from Grand Slam Pizza. Manchester Police contacted representatives from Severino Trucking. An investigation determined that the vehicle had been stolen from the company and also used in a recent commercial burglary in Bedford, NH.
Bedford Police Sgt. Mike Monihan said detectives there are investigating two burglaries, also reported Jan. 14, one at Heaven’s Market on Boynton Street and the other at Bedford Poll and Patios.
“We’re comparing notes with Manchester Police to see if there is a connection,” Monihan said.
Security cameras were able to capture images of the alleged suspects two images from Good Still Pawn Shop and a third image from Willow Street Plaza. Detectives are still investigating to determine if all incidents are related.
Anyone with information about any of the above incidents is asked to contact Manchester Police at 668-8711. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can report a tip to Manchester Crimeline via this online form, or by calling 624-4040.