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Three Claremont businesses burglarized Sunday morning

Police are investigating a Sunday morning burglary spree involving three Claremont businesses.

The first two burglaries were reported at adjacent businesses, Tikka and The Junction, on the 100 block of Indian Hill Boulevard around 6:54 a.m. According to police, the burglars were unable to gain entry to The Junction but were able to get into Tikka around 3:15 a.m., stealing a small safe containing cash and paperwork. The burglars fled the area in an unknown vehicle.

The same suspects are reportedly responsible for a burglary at The Tamale Guy on the 900 block of west Foothill Boulevard only minutes before. Around 2:51 a.m., the burglars reportedly smashed the east side glass door and entered the business, stealing cash in a register drawer, police said.

All three businesses had surveillance cameras that were able to catch the suspects. The first burglar is described as an African-American man, six feet to six three inches tall wearing a hooded sweatshirt, jeans and gloves; the second burglar is described as an African-American man, five feet, nine inches to six feet tall, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, jeans and gloves; and the third burglar is described as an African-American man in his 20s, five feet, nine inches to six feet tall, with bleached and six inch braids in his hair and a moustache, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, jeans and gloves.

Police are advising that businesses should not keep cash in the register drawers after closing for the nigh. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.

Matthew Bramlett

news@claremont-courier.com

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