Burglars broke into several Eden Prairie businesses earlier this month.
Police are investigating six business break-ins that took place between Jan. 15 and Jan. 20, according to police reports. In all of the incidents, investigators found pry marks on the doors. In most cases, the burglars had left behind valuable items and took cash or nothing at all.
The city says it’s too early to say whether the break-ins are related.
Burglarized BusinessesBusiness Time Method Stolen Items
Between 4:30 p.m. Jan. 15 and 5:30 a.m. Jan. 16
Pry marks found on an exterior door, an interior door to the suite, the main entry door and a file cabinet, which was still closed.
A black briefcase was taken. Papers were on the floor and drawers were open, but computers and laptops had been left alone.
Between 9:30 p.m. Jan. 15 and 12:28 a.m. Jan. 16Pry marks found on the front door, and an inside latch was slightly bent. A desk cabinet was also pried open, and someone had tried to pry open another. Loose change and a two-year-old, unactivated Blackberry were stolen. A projector, video equipment, artwork and computer equipment were left alone.
Minnesota Building Trades Federal Credit Union6:36 p.m. Jan. 17 An exterior and interior door had been pried open. Nothing was taken. Several things were out of place. The Prop Shop Between 5:30 p.m. Jan. 19 and 9:45 a.m. Jan. 20 Someone appeared to have tried to pry open the metal frame and then used a landscaping rock to break the door handle. A cash register drawer was forced open. Nearly $1,400 in cash was stolen from the petty cash envelope and almost $100 in checks was taken. Several laptops were not disturbed. Lon Musolf Distributing Between 4:15 p.m. Jan. 18 and 5:15 p.m. Jan. 20 Someone slid the top pin from the bold that holds the hinges of a locked door on a shared bathroom. The other bathroom door, which led to the burglarized business, was not locked. Nothing was taken. Several lights were on, and a stereo and TV were on. Nothing else was disturbed, and a safe was untouched.
Flagship Salon5:45 p.m. Jan. 20 Pry marks on a door of the first level of the building. An interior door to the salon had similar pry marks. About $400 in cash was taken from the host area. A stereo system and computer were not disturbed.