Help stop a string of Fresno, Clovis burglaries

March 5, 2013 12:31:56 AM PST
Fresno and Clovis police are now investigating a rash of burglaries in the Valley. Over the weekend someone smashed into a popular gym and two thieves also broke into a Fresno auto shop and escaped with hundreds of dollars' worth of merchandise.

Bauer's Auto Wrecking has been a family owned business for half a century but Ed Mason has never had a break in like the one this weekend. "It was a big mess. It had to be cleaned up and it just upsets you. It just violates you," said Mason.

Mason felt so violated that he shared about an hour s of surveillance video of the suspects. Fresno police say at about 2:30 a.m. on Saturday morning a Hispanic man in his early 20s broke into the buildings front window. A second man also enters the window and then using a tire iron they smash into Mason's office. The men also smashed into a Mercedes before taking off.

Investigators say the suspects stole a computer, two monitors and some tools estimated at more than 800 bucks.

Clovis police are also hoping some footage will lead to the arrest of the person who broke into the GB3 on Herndon and Fowler and stole two computers at about 4:30 a.m. on Sunday morning.

Staff members at Steven's Bicycles are also banking on their cameras to help catch two crooks. "You see them break the glass and then walk right through, it was pretty shocking," said Jon Stewart.

Police are reminding business owners to install surveillance cameras and alarm systems in commercial buildings. Anyone with information is asked to call police.


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