This week’s “Crime of the Week” focuses on multiple Break-Ins which took place in Delaware County and Powell, Ohio.
On Thursday, October 17, 2019, between 5:30pm and 8:30pm, four businesses were broken into in the City of Delaware resulting in the loss of mostly money in paper and coins. The businesses were two storage units, one car wash and a multi-shop that contains a donut shop/laundromat/embroidery shop. At least one of the suspects is familiar with change machines/towers where one places dollar bills into a unit and either makes a payment or receives change. There were at least two of these that were quickly removed from walls and all the money removed. Other money taken was from cash registers and desks within the offices themselves and some small safes were removed. Both suspects appeared to have been in and out of the businesses within a few minutes.
On Saturday, December 7, 2019, the Powell Police Department had several cases where an unknown white male tried to break into a business in the Village Pointe Shopping Center. The suspect tried to force the back door handle of the Daily Growler without success. He then went to Legacy Paper Arts, a couple of doors down, again prying the rear door, gaining access into the business and stole cash. He left the business and tried to force the rear door open at Pamer Family Chiropractic, a couple of doors down, without success. The same suspect also tried to force the door open at the Sawmill Auto Wash west of Village Point Shopping Center at 12:08am. It is believed at least one of the suspects is involved in all the break-ins. Surveillance photos of the suspects may be viewed on our website, www.stopcrime.org. A photo of vehicle which was involved may also be viewed on our website.
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible for this crime. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or go to our website at www.stopcrime.org and e-mail your tip. You may also submit a tip by downloading our new free P3 Tips mobile app available on the iOS and Android platforms. We are no longer taking tips via text message.
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