Seven Avon offices burglarized
AVON ” A burglar walked away with about $8,000 in laptop computers, printers and other office equipment late Sunday or early Monday at the Community Bank Business Building of Benchmark Road in Avon, police said.
Seven business suites in the former Wells Fargo Center were broken into, Avon Officer Jeremy Arndt said. Few marks from tools were visible on the doors, but Arndt said the handles could have been forced open.
Burglarized suites include a doctor’s office, real estate office, engineering firm and an attorney’s office, among others. Arndt said some of the offices have alarms but were not activated at the time.
“That would have got us there” more quickly, Arndt said about the alarms.
Attorney Rob Sperberg said someone rifled through desk drawers in his office, but didn’t cause any damage or take anything valuable.
“Somebody was in our unit, but didn’t take anything… of consequence,” Sperberg said. “The door had been wrenched open or jimmied.”
Employees at other businesses refused to comment or could not be reached Tuesday evening.
A coded lock panel allows people into the building. The door showed no signs of forced entry, Arndt said. Investigators said they are unsure how the person entered the building.
Police suspect just one person committed the crime, Arndt said. The suspect appears to have been focused on certain items.
“It looked like they were looking for one particular thing and it looks like it were those laptops,” Arndt said.
Some damage was also done to the interior offices, Arndt said. Police are following up on leads, he said.
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