Two small shops in The Village of Wauwatosa suffered break-ins for the second time in a few months last week.
According to police reports:
An employee of , 1460 Underwood Ave., reported Oct. 30 that the shop had been broken into overnight. She had arrived about 11:40 a.m. and found the front door pried open.
She entered carefully and saw that the cash drawer was standing open and that the front desk area had been ransacked. She immediately backed out the door and called 911.
After officers cleared the building, she toured the store with them and found that the shop’s two security cameras and the computer on which any video would have been recorded had been stolen, along with a wireless router.
Only a small amount of change was taken from the cash register. The store no longer keeps cash in the register overnight after .
An area check by police officers revealed that , 1510 Underwood Ave., had also been burglarized overnight. Again, the front door had been pried open and the front counter rifled.
An empty cash drawer had been removed from one of the desk drawers; no cash was left on hand, again because of a previous burglary. An envelope containing some cash for an employee had been torn open and emptied.