Business Break-Ins Investigated In Stafford

(Stafford)- From the Sheriff’s Office:

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several burglaries that occurred overnight at businesses on Warrenton Road and Garrisonville Road.

On December 14, 2017, the Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of breaking and entering at several businesses on Garrisonville Road including 610 Pawn and Jewelry, Vinny’s Italian Grill and Pizzeria, Dominos, and Car Quest Auto Parts.

The Sheriff’s Office is also investigating reported burglaries at multiple businesses located at 840 Warrenton Road. These include Dominos, Uptown Barber Shop, My Cleaners and Asia Café.

In most cases, deputies observed signs of forced entry and glass shattered on doors and windows. In addition, money was missing from safes and cash registers.

To protect against business burglaries, the Sheriff’s Office recommends good interior and exterior lighting, alarm and video monitoring, locking all doors and windows, reducing the amount of cash on hand after hours, and moving merchandise away from windows.

An uptick in burglaries during the holiday season is not unusual. The Sheriff’s Office recommends that everyone exercise vigilance and immediately report any suspicious or unusual activity by calling (540)-658-4400 or 911 for emergencies.