Longmont Police Investigating Another Series of ‘smash-and-grab’ Burglaries, This Time on Main Street

December 28, 2018
Plywood covers a door to Chuburger, 1225 Ken Pratt Blvd. in November after an overnight robbery. Police are investigating another string of similar burglaries, this time in the 100 block of Main Street.

Another batch of businesses in Longmont were broken into early Thursday morning that are possibly related to similar break-ins last month .

Longmont police Cmdr. Joel Post said five businesses in the 100 block of Main Street were victimized in “smash-and-grab” burglaries sometime between 4 and 6 a.m. Thursday.

Post said doors or windows of the businesses were smashed before the suspects entered and stole some items.

“They took a few things, and went from one to the other,” Post said.

Post said that police are hoping to use security footage and alarm information to determine a more precise time frame for the break-ins.

Longmont saw a series of break-ins in November along Ken Pratt Boulevard, part of a rash of similar crimes up and down the Front Range .

Post said police are investigating to determine if these crimes are related.

“We’re looking into that,” Post said. “There are some similarities between them, but there are also some differences. We can’t say for sure, but we’re checking to see if it’s possibly the same group or groups.”

Westminster police arrested suspects in a similar case earlier this month, and police are still trying to determine if they had a role in the other break-ins, including those in Boulder County.

Mitchell Byars: 303-473-1329, byarsm@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/mitchellbyars

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