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Three Businesses Burglarized at City Walk in Woodbury

The break-ins occurred during the overnight hours of Tuesday and Wednesday.

Burglars broke into three Woodbury businesses during the overnight hours of Tuesday and Wednesday and stole money from the registers, the owners told Patch.

Just Dogs! Gourmet, Nourish and M Studio Flower Affair were among the burglarized businesses, all of which are at the CityWalk development off Woodbury Drive.

“It’s very frustrating,” said Lauren Knott, co-owner of Nourish. “This is a nice area. You don’t expect that.”

Michelle Latulippe, owner of Just Dogs! Gourmet, said the thieves broke her register even though the keys were in it.

“They just took the money and ran,” she said. “The good thing is nobody got hurt.”

The business owners said nothing else was missing aside from the money in the tills, though Latulippe said some “rancid dog treats” were also taken.

Michelle Okada, Woodbury police spokeswoman, said officers are “leaning towards” the likelihood that the same thieves committed the crimes.

She said police are investigating and will be working with area businesses on crime prevention.

Knott said she has told customers who live nearby to keep an eye out for anything suspicious.

Meghan Kelliher, M Studio Flower Affair owner, confirmed that her shop was burglarized and said she was working with a locksmith on Wednesday.

The thieves apparently pried open the front door of each establishment and made off with the cash.

 

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yomammy January 10, 2013 at 01:17 PM
Triscut the CEO... LOL :)
Shoua Shonoiki January 10, 2013 at 03:13 PM
No one has cameras set up? Figured these days everyone does.
Kris Janisch January 10, 2013 at 07:39 PM
Update from the owner of Wild Child Hair on our Facebook page: They did try to get in our store. Pry bar marks up and down our door. They wouldn't have gotten much cash, but if they stole dog treats they would've stolen all our candy....and that really makes me angry.
Geo Weyer January 20, 2013 at 10:45 PM
From an "old" small business consultant- Small Business Retailing 101 never leave your register drawer closed when you lock up. The register is usually worth more than cash if any left in the register.
Kris Janisch January 21, 2013 at 04:10 PM
Yeah, I know the thieves broke the register at one store, even though the keys were in it. Thanks Geo.

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