• Police: 5 stores burglarized at Oviedo shopping center

    By: Jason Kelly

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    OVIEDO, Fla. - Detectives spent Wednesday morning investigating a rash of burglaries at a shopping center, the Oviedo Police Department said.

    Police said a burglar targeted five adjacent businesses at the Tuscawilla Bend shopping center at Winter Springs Boulevard and West Broadway Street.

    Surveillance video shows a black car pulling up to the shopping center, where two people wearing masks proceed to break into the businesses.

    Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza, The Pet's Natural Choice, a Subway restaurant, a Hair Cuttery and P&T Nails & Spa were each broken into, investigators said.

    The burglars smashed the door of Papa Murphy's pizza, but they didn't get away with any money.

     

    "It's very frustrating." Virgina Napolitano, Papa Murphy's manager. “This isn’t the first time it has happened. We are sure to make sure all our money is locked up.”

     

    Photos: Oviedo burglaries

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    Business owners spent Wednesday sweeping up the shattered glass left behind by the culprit.

    Timestamp on the video shows the burglaries happened within three minutes.

    Debra Phillips-Csuy, who owns The Pet's Natural Choice, said the burglar fruitlessly scaled a counter in search of money.

    "There's nothing in (the cash register). We leave it open. If they would have looked in the door we actually used, they wouldn't have messed with our store I think," she said. "Very upset and angry. It financially hits me personally."

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    The owner of P&T Nails & Spa told Channel 9 that $100 was stolen from a cash box.

    Investigators said the burglars got away with a cash total of $115.

     

    The burglaries remain under investigation.

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    Watch footage of the burglary scene below:


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