Triple burglaries happen within 24 hours in Garfield County |

Triple burglaries happen within 24 hours in Garfield County

GARFIELD COUNTY, Colorado ” Three burglaries occurring sometime between Monday evening around 5 p.m. and Monday morning have the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office reminding business owners countywide to secure their stores well.

A press release, sent after business hours Tuesday from the Sheriff’s Office, says the suspects involved are hitting the businesses at night, but some surveillance video shows the suspects “casing out the business just minutes before the burglary.”

The suspects make entry into the business by smashing glass windows or doors, and it appears the suspects have already identified the targeted items of value, the press release states.

The Sheriff’s Office press release lacked any information about the specifics of the crimes. Nothing was included on where the crimes occurred, what businesses were hit, what was taken, the amount and extent of damage or how many suspects they were seeking.

Phone calls to both Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario and Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Tanny McGinnis were not returned.

There’s no word on if these burglaries have any link to a string of 38 burglaries throughout Garfield County last summer and fall. In those cases, authorities arrested five adult suspects and implicated three juveniles in late November. The adults, all under 20 at the time, were each accused of being involved with some of the burglaries that happened in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Garfield County starting in July 2007.

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