SOUTHINGTON — Police are investigating weekend burglaries at Southington Powersports and Southington Coffee House.
Police responded to Southington Powersports, 172 Flanders St., Sunday morning and discovered a window was pried open, Lt Stephen Elliott said. A safe containing an iPad, documents and petty cash was stolen, said owner Jaime Sewell.
“It’s very upsetting we have to deal with something like this,” Sewell said.
Sewell estimated the total loss to his business at about $1,500. He said police collected DNA evidence at the scene.
At Southington Coffee House, 51 N. Main St., entry was gained through a door in a common hallway, Elliott said. An unspecified amount of cash was stolen.
Police are canvassing surrounding businesses for surveillance video that could help identify the suspects. Elliott said the owners of the coffee house left between 10 and 11 p.m. Saturday and returned at 6 a.m. Sunday.
The cafe opened for business less than a month ago.
Sewell said a $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in either incident.
Sewell advised other business owners in the area to be alert and aware.
“Just be aware. If you see something, say something,” Sewell said. “Everybody thinks it’s not going to happen to them...”