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St. Cloud suffers 6 weekend business break-ins

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Nov 22, 2011 at 9:06 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - A rash of business burglaries has St. Cloud police looking for information following six different business break-ins that have occurred over the past week.

Saturday morning, St. Cloud police were dispatched to the 400 block of St. Germain Street East to respond to a call of a break-in.

Police discovered that someone had forced their way into an empty office space, and then gained entrance into two different occupied office spaces within the complex. Police then learned that the office building in the same parking lot had also been burglarized sometime during the night.

Monday morning saw four more reported break-ins.

First at 5:45 a.m., police were sent to the 500 block of Lincoln Avenue Southeast. The investigation discovered that force was used to gain entry through a locked exterior door. A change machine was destroyed and an unknown amount of cash and coins were stolen from the machine, according to police reports.

Following that, police were dispatched to the 100 block of Roosevelt Road for a burglary complaint. Upon arrival, police discovered that someone either entered, or was left inside the business between 6:30 p.m. Friday and 7:15 a.m. Monday. According to reports, a safe and its contents were taken from the building.

Two hours later, a business on the 200 block of 33rd Avenue South reported a break-in as well. Police discovered that someone had entered the business the previous night and stolen the safe and its contents. Access was then gained to an adjoining business by cutting a hole in the shared wall, but it is believed that nothing was taken from that business.

Just before 10 a.m., police were dispatched to the 3000 block of 2nd Street South for a reported burglary. While at the business, investigation revealed that access had been made at the business. Property was tampered with inside and according to reports; a small amount of money was taken from the business.

Anyone with any information on any of these break-ins should contact the St. Cloud Police at 320-251-1200.

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