Burglars targeted five businesses on West North Avenue late Tuesday or early Wednesday morning, gaining entry to three, according to Wauwatosa police.
The suspects rummaged for cash and left the businesses' goods untouched, police said. In two of the break-ins, the suspects pushed in a window air-conditioning unit at one business and unhinged a door that opened from that shop into an adjacent business, police said.
Similar pry marks were found on doors of three other businesses, with the suspects gaining entry into only one, police said.
In other police news:
- A manager at the , 1460 Underwood Ave., reported a burglary occurred at the shop sometime after closing on Tuesday. The manager told police she found a rear door ajar and a cash register pried open when she arrived Wednesday morning to open the shop.
- A Tosa man who lives in the 2100 block of North 83rd Street came home to find socks strewn in his backyard, apparently discarded by a thief who had broken into the home between 12:30 p.m. and 4:40 p.m. Monday. The thief or thieves rifled through drawers in three second level rooms, and left with a laptop and charger valued at $900. The man and his wife said nothing was taken from the main level of their home.