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Burbank police are investigating multiple break-ins of retail establishments in the Mayfield Plaza shopping center.
Burbank police Division Chief Mike Dudlo said a burglar struck three businesses in the early morning hours of Nov. 28—Genean Bakery & Grocery, China Chef, and Hair Affair.
Officers were called about 2:35 a.m. to the mini-mall located in the 5900 block of West 87th Street. Citing an ongoing investigation, Dudlo declined to say how the burglar gained entry but according to an area resident, several glass entrance doors in the shopping center were shattered.
Police say cash was taken from Genean Groceries and China Chef. Although it appears the suspect may have attempted to enter Hair Affair, Dudlo said the business showed no signs that anything had been taken.
“Based on video and evidence gathered from the scene, we feel the crimes were committed by only one individual,” Dudlo said.
Because the burglaries were similar to recent thefts in Oak Lawn, police are investigating whether they may be connected.
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“We are working with several area departments, including Oak Lawn, who have experienced similar crimes based on the M.O. [method of operation],” Dudlo said.
Police described the burglar as a white male between between 20-40 years of age.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Burbank Police Department at 708-924-7300 or leave an anonymous message on the police tip line at 708-793-3388.