"Smash and Grab" Burglars Target OC Storefronts

By Samantha Tata
|  Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013  |  Updated 2:16 PM PDT
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"Smash and Grab" Burglars Target OC Storefronts

Located in the 7000 block of Orangethorpe Avenue in Buena Park, this barbershop was one of two businesses targeted by so-called smash-and-grab burglars on Feb. 26, 2013.

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Police in Orange County are looking into whether two smash-and-grab burglaries in as many days are related.

In the most recent heist, a pair of burglars hit a Buena Park barbershop and dental office shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

The windows of the businesses in the 7000 block of Orangethorpe Avenue were shattered. It was not immediately known how much, if anything, the burglars absconded with, police said.

Several hours earlier, a dental office and two beauty supply stores were burglarized in a similar heist about 12 miles away.

Someone smashed windows at storefronts at The Brickyard Shopping Center, a two-story strip mall in the 1600 block of Lincoln Avenue, about 1:15 a.m., Orange police Sgt. Fred Lopez said.

The affected businesses were Jin's Wig and Salon, Cosmo Prof Salon Center and Russell Walls Dentistry.

The burglars stole $100 from a cash register in the dentist's office, an empty cash register from the beauty supply store worth about $200 and several wigs worth about $1,500 to $2,000 from the wig shop, Lopez said.

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