A cellphone store, a shoe store and a dollar store were burglarized overnight, Northwest District police said Thursday.
The T-Mobile cellphone store at 2730 Delaware Ave., just south of Kenmore Avenue, police said. The intruder smashed the front window and stole eight phones of various brands worth $4,540. Four other phones, all Samsung models, valued at $2,150, were damaged.
A few blocks to the south, The Shoe Department, 2164 Delaware Ave., also was burglarized early Thursday. Someone entered through the ceiling and stole a locked box containing about $500, police said.
At the Dollar Tree store, 2176 Delaware, burglars entered through the ventilation system on the roof and broke through the ceiling tiles, said police, adding that they tried to break open a safe, leaving a hammer and other hand tools behind. The video camera unit was stolen and the alarm wires were cut, police added.