Waynesboro Police Investigate Business Burglaries

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City of Waynesboro Police Department Press Release

Update – August 26, 2014

Two additional business burglaries were reported to the Police Department on yesterday's date.

Sometime between 6:00 and 6:30 AM Monday morning, unknown assailant(s) forced entry into Coin Laundry and Sago Antiques, both located at 990 Hopeman Parkway.

The assailants entered by smashing the glass door to the Laundromat. They forced open a filing cabinet in the business' office but got no cash. The same means was used to enter Sago Antiques where $20 in cash was taken from the register. Damage to the doors is estimated at $300 each.

Witnesses reported seeing a red moped and white Chevrolet Malibu or Impala on the parking lot between the times indicated above. However, there are no suspect descriptions.

Anyone with information in these incidents is asked to call the Waynesboro Police Department at (540) 942-6675 or Central Shenandoah Crime Stoppers at 1(800)322-2017. Information given to Crime Stoppers may be given anonymously. Callers with information that lead to an arrest in this case are eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

Previous Release - August 20, 2014

The Waynesboro Police Department is investigating a rash of break-ins to food service related businesses, including two downtown restaurants, in a two day period. All total, three buildings were targeted with the assailants successfully entering two. In the third incident, a front door was damaged but the business was not entered.

On August 18 at 7:30 AM, officers responded to the concession stand at War Memorial Pool in Ridgeview Park, 700 S Magnolia Avenue, to investigate a burglary. Sometime overnight on August 17, assailant(s) forced opened the entrance to the stand and pried open cabinets apparently looking for money but finding none. The break-in resulted in several hundred dollars in damages.

On August 20 at 6:50 AM, officers responded to Ciro's Pizza, 901-B W Broad Street, for a report of a suspected break-in. Upon arrival, officers found a front glass door had been totally smashed and the restaurant's cash register had been stolen. The burglary occurred sometime overnight. In addition to the cash register, the assailants stole nearly $600 in cash and caused $1000 in damage.

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