BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Thieves set their sights on businesses across Baltimore while most people were sleeping on Tuesday.
Officers responded to reports of break-ins and thefts at three businesses in southeast Baltimore, which is home to some of the city’s most popular restaurants.READ MORE: President Biden Sends Off Naval Academy's Graduating Class Of 2022
Police discovered around 12:30 a.m. that someone broke into the Dunkin’ Donuts in the 1300 block of Fleet Street.
Not long after that, officers were dispatched to Mo’s Seafood in the 200 block of S. President Street to investigate a silent alarm, Baltimore police spokesman Vernon Davis said.
“When officers arrived, they observed shattered glass on the ground from the front door, and the cash register was opened,” Davis said. “The case has been forwarded to our district detectives unit.”READ MORE: High Levels Of COVID-19 Community Transmission Detected In Baltimore Area
Hours later, a third burglary was reported around 7 a.m. ZIPS Dry Cleaners in the 1300 block of Eastern Avenue had been victimized too.
“An employee discovered the business broken into when they came to open the store.”
It is unclear if the burglaries are connected.
The burglaries come at a precarious time for Baltimore’s restaurant industry.MORE NEWS: President Biden Tells Naval Academy Grads Putin 'NATO-ized Europe'
Some restaurants are preparing to participate in Baltimore Restaurant Week, which will run between Jan. 28 to Feb. 6.