SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Authorities are investigating a series of break-in burglaries right across from the California State Capitol overnight.
Sacramento police say at least seven businesses were hit Tuesday night into Wednesday morning between J and L streets, from 10th to 12th streets. It’s unclear how much was taken in the burglaries.READ MORE: 'We Want To Take An Innovated Approach': Sacramento City Pilot Project Sets Aside $1M For Community To Spend
“They broke this glass door with a rock and just went straight to the cash register stole the petty cash,” said Michele Porter, owner of G. Rossi Florist.
The shop was one of the businesses hit.
“Our next-door neighbor came over and said ‘Hey, we got broken into last night,” Porter explained.
Lit Delhi, an Indian restaurant near the California State Capitol, was also hit. The owner is now left paying the bill to replace her window when work is already hard enough.
“I’m the hard worker. I’m here making my own food and try to give people fresh food,” the business owner said.READ MORE: 'I Cannot Safely Return To Work': West Campus Vice Principal Dr. Elysse Versher Resigns, Citing History Of Racial And Sexual Harassment
Over at See’s Candy on L Street, chocolate was scattered on the floor of the shop where workers say someone broke in not once but twice in the same night.
They say surveillance video showed the suspect first come in without shoes and were able to get in by removing the door lock. The shop said the suspect got away with a register that was empty.
The Downtown Sacramento Partnership handed out fliers to impacted businesses reminding them of ways to stay safe.
“It’s strange to me that they would break into a flower shop or an ice cream place. It doesn’t seem like the payoff is worth the risk of getting caught. I feel like are they just going to get bolder and bolder,” Porter said.
No suspect information has been released at this point, but detectives are looking into surveillance video.
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@SacPolice on scene at See’ Candies on L St. looks like someone broke into store. Candy and computer parts on store floor. @GoodDaySac @CBSSacramento @allyaredas @at_clausen pic.twitter.com/mNTgsBFVK6
— DG (@CameraGuyDave1) November 3, 2021
Officers will be increasing patrols in the area in response to the spree.