Fayetteville police asking for help with break-ins

FAYETTEVILLE (WTVD) -- Fayetteville police are investigating a rash of break-ins that have occurred in the last two weeks in the Cross Creek district.

More than a dozen businesses along Reilly and Yadkin Roads have been victims. Police are currently searching for three suspects.

Monday night, police released a surveillance photo of a man robbing Don Ramon's Taco. They believe he is one of three suspects who kicked in the rear door of the restaurant. They hope the images will lead to arrests.

The owner, Peter Luna, commented on the burglary saying, "He hit the place around 9:15, so he was waiting for us until we left."

He said the burglars searched for cash but left empty handed. Other business owners haven't been as fortunate.

On July 17, thieves broke into the Hair Guard Beauty Supply and left with a substantial amount of money. The nearby Queen Nails Salon door was also broken into.

Thieves smashed the front door of Hannah Barbershop and stole cash on July 18.

Two days later on July 20, the Express Car Wash office on Yadkin Road and Garcia's Tire Shop were hit.

Police think the trio case the businesses before breaking in.

"We have seen on surveillance they actually low crawl in certain areas," Lieutenant Brett Chandler of the Fayetteville Police said. "They have had covering on their faces. They had flashlight binoculars and appear to have a lookout."

Giovani Salon and Spa was broken into on July 21, and two days later, Big Shots Sports Bar had a window broken and items taken.

Over the weekend, the front door of the Bombay Bistro was smashed and the place ransacked.

On Monday, the rear door of Aunt's Oriental Grocery was pried open and items were taken.

Chandler commented on the thieves saying, "These individuals, whether luck or skill, they have definitely been successful so far. It's our job to bring them to justice and stop this."

Police are asking for the public's help in finding the suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective J. Arnold at (910) 824-9539 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). You can also submit information to Crimestoppers by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org and completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type "4Tip" followed by your message).

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