LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Cash seems to have been the objective of still unidentified burglars who allegedly succeeded Saturday (July 29, 2017) sometime after 2 a.m. to break into two businesses within the North End Shopping Center, 1300 N. Charlotte St., according to Lower Pottsgrove Police Department detectives. The burglars also tried, but reportedly failed, to break into a third.
Burglars used what detectives speculate may have been a hammer to break through glass doors and windows of Big Daddy’s Pizzeria, Lee’s Cleaners, and a nail salon in the row of stores near the center’s anchor tenant, Redner’s Warehouse Market. Redner’s was not affected. Police learned of the incidents later Saturday morning, at 6:58 a.m., when one of the business owners arrived to find damage and called the department.
The two other stores were discovered as police then began their investigation. Although police in a news release confirmed cash was taken from registers at the locations hit, they did not specify amounts.
Detectives hope abundant evidence may help find the perpetrators. A large number of video surveillance cameras located across the plaza will be examined for potential suspects, they said. Police also searched for fingerprints and DNA evidence, and took photos of the scenes. Some may publicly released if police seek the help of area residents as the cases progress, the department added.
Anyone with information, or who may have seen something suspicious at the shopping center during late Friday night or early Saturday morning hours, is asked to call the department at 610-326-1508.
UPDATE: The investigation into these incidents is continuing, Police Chief Michael Foltz told the township Board of Commissioners during its Aug. 7 (2017) meeting.
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