Police Investigate Business Break-Ins

Smithfield Police are investigating three business break-ins to see if they are connected.

A break-in was discovered Sunday at Great Clips Salon at 1202 North Brightleaf Boulevard.  Someone entered the business through a rear door and removed an undisclosed amount of money from a safe.

Around 5:00am Monday, employees at Hardee’s at 1262 North Brightleaf Boulevard discovered where a brick had been thrown through the drive thru window to gain entry into the restaurant.  Authorities believe the suspect may have been cut by the broken glass.

Just after 4 o’clock Tuesday morning, police discovered a burglary at the Speedway convenience store at 2103 South Brightleaf Boulevard.  The suspect broke out a glass door with a rock to gain access.  An undisclosed amount of tobacco products were stolen.

Smithfield Police Captain T.S. Choe said a detective has been assigned to the break-ins.  Officials have not ruled out they could be linked to a business break-in reported in Wilson.

Choe said the business burglaries were not linked to a residential burglary in the 1200 block of Wilson’s Mills Road in West Smithfield. A 68 year-old man reported a door was forcibly entered at his home on Tuesday and a flat screen TV valued at $500 was stolen.

No arrests have been made.