RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Raleigh police are responding to break-ins at businesses along New Bern Avenue early Wednesday morning.
Raleigh police said shortly before 3:30 a.m., a break-in happened at a business on 1030 North Rogers Lane, which is the Edgewater Shopping Mall across the street from New Bern Avenue.
Shortly after the first call, another break-in was reported at the Wing Stop in the 2100 block of New Bern Avenue. A CBS 17 crew at the scene saw doors smashed at the business.
A sergeant at the Wing Stop told CBS 17 that the suspects are traveling in a black sedan. It is unknown how many there are.
Police said the suspects attempted to break-in to Kure CBD & Vape in the 4500 block of New Bern Avenue. A CBS 17 crew at the scene did not see any significant damage.
Murad Hossan, the owner of “S-M-I-Fix-Phone” cellphone repair shop, showed CBS 17 surveillance video of two people in a black car pulling up and throwing bricks at the door.
One of the thieves is seen grabbing the cash register and leaving in less than 30 seconds.
“I was upset when I’d seen that, you know?” Hossan said.
Hossan says the suspects left with $200 but cleaning up from the break-in will cost even more.
Hossan had a message for the thieves.
“Stop doing this kind of stuff. Work. If you work hard, you can make more money,” he said.
Police did not say what the extent of the damage was at the other businesses.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.