SIMI VALLEY (CBSLA.com) – At least 11 businesses were struck by smash-and-grab burglars early Thursday morning in Simi Valley, authorities say.
About 3 a.m., officers began responding to a string of burglaries across the city, according to Simi Valley police.
The suspects entered the stores by breaking windows, smashing doors or prying them open by force. In every case, cash registers were targeted, police said.
As of Thursday afternoon, the list of businesses hit included:
- Harley’s Bowl
- Toppers Pizza
- The 99 Cent Store
- Valley Liquor
- Polar Express
- The Sandwich Spot
- KerAsian Kitchen
- The Smoke Shop
- Sub Zero Ice Cream
- Suki Sushi
- The Pizza Factory
Investigators believe that due to the number of burglaries that occurred, more than one group of suspects may have been responsible. In one of the burglaries, two males were seen on security video. They were wearing dark, hooded sweat shirts and face coverings.
Police are examining surveillance video to try and get more suspect information. Anyone with information on the case should call police at 805-583-6959.