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.