Burglars blowtorch a business

The Dallas Police Department is reporting two business burglaries in the area over the weekend, including one where a blowtorch was used to gain access.

Over the weekend, burglars used a blowtorch to enter the VIP Cleaners in the strip center near Ross Avenue (DPD #123960Z).

An unknown suspect used a blow torch to gain access through the rear metal door. Once inside of the business the suspect stole the listed property - $850 in cash, $800 for a damaged door.

The case has been suspended due to lack of any information about the burglars.

And late Monday evening, Dodie's (Greenville/Richmond) reported an attempted burglary (DPD #124844Z), and a failed attempt to take a wall-mounted television. Total damages were $500 for the door.

Last Wednesday, burglars entered the Save-Way on Henderson @ McMillan by breaking through the back wall (DPD #120234Z) and took $200 worth of cigarettes.

Since January 1, 2012, the Dallas Police Department has investigated 135 business and residential burglaries within Sector 140, which includes Lower Greenville, Lowest Greenville, Vickery Place, Lakewood Heights, Henderson Avenue, and neighborhoods along Central Expressway up to Mockingbird Lane (see map).

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By Avi S. Adelman under Crimewatch , Safe streets