Authorities are on the hunt for suspects believed responsible for several burglaries in three different towns in Naugatuck Valley.
Suds Laundromat, on Pershing Drive, in Derby is one of the businesses those crooks have hit. According to the owner, the men tried to break into her office and a coin machine, but had no success.
Police said it's likely the same suspects had better luck a few hours later at Ozzie Pizza in Seymour.
“I was mad very mad and frustrated,” said owner Leonora Trdevaj. Trdevaj showed up for work the next day, the front door was smashed and the register was gone. “Now you think have you seen that person in here?” she questioned.
The crime spree did not stop there. Investigators said the salon just down the street of Ozzie's Pizza was also burglarized. The men took off with a laptop.
On Tuesday, Crave Restaurant on Main Street in Ansonia was also targeted, police said.
"They busted the front door, stuck their hand in and turned over the latch," said Libby Meissner. The suspects broke into a safe and stole thousands of dollars.
"They rummaged through the whole place," Meissner said.
During the investigation at Crave, detectives were able to link some of the burglaries after they found a register from Ozzie’s Pizza tossed aside by the building. “The only reason police knew it was mine is because on the register I had a 'Like us' on Facebook sticker,” Trdevaj explained.
According to investigators, the suspects also ripped out and stole the video surveillance system so their steps could not be traced.
Police have sent letters to businesses warning them about the break-ins.
Seymour and Derby Police Departments are investigating similar type burglaries. No suspect description available from the Ansonia burglary. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Ansonia Police at 203-735-1885.