A break-in at a Simsbury restaurant may be connected to burglaries that took place in Avon and Canton early Friday morning, according to police.
When Simsbury Police received notice from Canton police about reported burglaries at two Canton businesses, officers were instructed to increase patrols around Simsbury commercial areas, according to Capt. Nicholas Boulter.
"One of our patrol officers was checking businesses and discovered that someone had broken in to Old Town Pizza," Boulter said.
An officer noticed the front door to Old Town Pizza at 1616 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury had been kicked in but saw no signs of theft.
"As far as we know, nothing was stolen," Boulter said.
A door was also kicked in at The Hair Loft in Avon and a cash register drawer was damaged, but nothing was taken, according to owner Maura Fitzgerald. Avon detectives are investigating the burglary, as well as another at Kevin Edward Jewelers at 395 West Main St. Police responded to a 2:29 a.m. burglar alarm there Friday, discovering a smashed door and confirming that items were taken.
Canton police are investigating burglaries at Hollywood Nails, 221 Albany Turnpike, and Head First Hair Design and Company, 140 Albany Turnpike. Police discovered signs of burglary in the Route 44 Canton businesses at 3 a.m. on Friday.
Police have not determined at this point whether the burglaries are connected.
"We are working with police in Avon and Canton to investigate these burglaries," Boulter said.