3 Bradenton businesses victims of 'smash and grab' burglaries

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Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 7:54 am | Updated: 2:54 pm, Tue Dec 17, 2013.

BRADENTON, FL- Manatee County Sheriff's Office Deputies are looking for the person or persons who broke into multiple businesses early Tuesday morning.

The burglaries happened at Lakeside Plaza Barber Shop, Annie's Pet Grooming, and Oneco Florist in Bradenton.  According to a Sheriff's Office report, all the businesses glass front doors were smashed.

No word how much money or merchandise was taken.

Detectives believe the person in the video seen here could be one of the persons responsible for Tuesday's burglaries.  This video was taken at a smash and grab burglary on December 10th at Face Forward Facial Studio on 43rd Avenue West.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

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1 comment:

  • crabbysam posted at 1:42 pm on Tue, Dec 17, 2013.

    crabbysam Posts: 15

    These businesses should have invested in security/hurricane window film. It doesn't cost a fortune and does double duty.

    In Hurricanes, it keeps the glass together and from becoming projectiles. and when properly installed with Dow Corning 995 glaze, it can stop a burglars dead in their tracks, even if he has a sledge hammer, it usually stops them.

    After a break in many years ago I installed 12mil hurricane film to every window in my home. I know it works as advertised as I took a test panel and challenged my neighbors kids to defeat it. They then proceeded to bash it with bats and golf clubs and they could not defeat it. The glass was shattered, but the film remained intact and still attached to the edge of the window frame.

    The installation of this stuff is almost identical to installing window tint for a car, except the glaze (Dow 995) has to be installed around the window sash to give it the bond needed to defeat burglars or a hurricane's wrath.

    I look at it this way, spending a few hundred dollars and a few hours of my time saves me the grief of boarding my home if a hurricane is projected to head my way.


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