Ithaca, N.Y. — Three businesses on Ithaca’s west side were burglarized this weekend, bringing the total number of establishments in the area hit in recent weeks to at least seven.
One man is suspected in three burglaries this weekend.
Police described him as: “a black male, with an athletic build, wearing a light colored cardigan type sweater, jeans with white stitching on the back, and black sneakers using a plaid shirt or flannel to cover his face at times.”
Here’s a basic rundown of what police reported Sunday morning:
— Police are investigating two incidents that occurred at the Warehouse Carpet Outlet on Cecil Malone Drive this weekend.
On Saturday, police discovered the store had been burglarized around 3 a.m. Burglars took money and property.
On Sunday, a window by the entrance door of the outlet was found smashed in after police responded at 2:29 a.m. Burglars did not appear to enter the business the second time.
— Office space at 902 Taber Street was broken into Sunday morning. It’s at least the third time in a few weeks that the office space, which houses Ithaca to Go, has been broken into.
Police found a glass entry door smashed in and found damage to a number of other business doors and other property. Money and property were taken from multiple businesses in the office space.
— The Ithaca Grain and Pet Supply on West Seneca Street was also broken-into Sunday.
“Officers found a window smashed out and evidence that the perpetrator had rifled through the business,” a police press release stated.
This weekend’s break-ins and burglaries add to a growing list of west side businesses hit by criminals in recent weeks. The others include: The Piggery, Bowl-o-Drome, Quilter’s Corner and Ithaca Dispatch.
Police ask anyone with knowledge about these burglaries to call them at 607-272-3245.