Leads in recent burglary sought

AMHERST – Police continue to develop leads in the recent rash of burglaries reported at businesses along Route 101A, and are asking any­one with information to contact the department.

One of the businesses that was hit, Sunrise Day­care, reported the theft of roughly $600, which had been collected in a recent fundraiser for classroom enrichment projects, police said.

Surveillance footage that police obtained from one of the busi­nesses captured images of a man, who appears to be in his late 20s or early 30s. Police hope some­one can identify him.

The break-ins are be­lieved to have occurred in the early morning of Saturday, Nov. 19, and appear to be related, po­lice said. Owners or em­ployees of Kathy Blake Dance Studio, Gymnas­tics Village and DAPR Engineering also report­ed burglaries of their businesses.

The suspect or suspects forced entry into each of the businesses, police said, and made off with several laptop comput­ers and various amounts of money they believe was taken from petty cash containers.

Police urge anyone with information about the burglaries or sus­pects to call 673-4900.

– DEAN SHALHOUP