• Altamonte Springs strip mall targeted in overnight break-ins, police say

    By: James Tutten


    ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - Some Altamonte Springs business owners are cleaning up after a strip mall became the target of thieves.

    Police said the burglars went to great lengths to break in and steal.

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    Those crimes happened early Sunday morning at the Winn Dixie Plaza off West Town Parkway.

    Police said the businesses burglarized were a Papa Johns, Planet Smoothie, Sport Clips and a sushi restaurant. 

    A manager at the sushi restaurant said he walked up to his storefront and found a mess.

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    He said the glass was broken outside and the power was cut. He also said safes with cash inside were stolen.

    Police have not named a suspect in the case and the investigation is ongoing.

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