A burglar at Ithaca to Go.

Ithaca, N.Y. — Ithaca police are asking the public to come forward with any information that could help their investigation into a string of burglaries at city businesses.

Mayor Svante Myrick said on the radio Thursday that police are investigating a person involved in a 2012 string of burglaries.

Officer Jamie Williamson added in an email later in the day that this was just one of many potential leads police are pursuing.

“While we are looking at similarities in burglaries that occurred several years ago we by no means have focused our investigation on one particular subject,” Williamson said.

“All avenues of investigation are being pursued. We renew our plea for public help in solving and preventing these crimes.”

At least 10 Ithaca businesses have been hit by burglaries in the last few weeks. They include Ithaca to Go, The Piggery, Firehouse Subs, Angelos Dry Cleaning and the Bowl-O-Drome.

A burglar at Ithaca to Go.

Police have released surveillance tape and images of a suspect, but it’s unclear who or how many people are involved in the different break-ins.

Officer Williamson encouraged Ithacans to review the tape to see who could be responsible.

“Residents and business owners are encouraged to visit our Facebook page and view the surveillance videos and contact us with any pertinent information,” Williamson said.

Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.