Torrington police are investigating reported break-ins at two nail salons.
The owner of Serenity Nail Spa tells NBC Connecticut he got a call around 2:45 a.m. on Tuesday that something was wrong.
He believes someone took an object, like a flash light, broke the front door and then quickly went to work.
“I was here early this morning until 6:00 a.m. cleaning the front door and calling the insurance company, call the glass company,” said Bobby Sikhounmeuang.
Sikhounmeuang raced to make sure his Torrington business, Serenity Nail Spa, was ready to open after an overnight burglary.
“It’s unfortunate for anybody but especially for small businesses. They put a lot into it,” said Megan Ross of Torrington.
Sikhounmeuang said a security camera at the store in the Torrington Commons Shopping Center off of High Street captured what unfolded just before 3:00 a.m. on Tuesday.
In the span of 20 seconds, the video shows someone enter the spa, head right to the cash register and then eventually take off.
“I feel like violated. We have a camera. We have everything. No one is going to leave a lot of money in the cash register at night,” Sikhounmeuang said.
About $100 in cash was allegedly swiped, but repairing the shattered door cost almost another $400.
On Tuesday, customers showed up in solidarity.
“A few people have come in since I’ve been here just to, you know, support,” said Ross.
Pictures posted on Facebook captured the aftermath of a similar break-in that went down back on Friday at Gloss Nail Spa on Winsted Road in Torrington.
Police tell us they are investigating both of the salon burglaries.
Now Sikhounmeuang believes it may be time to invest in more security and a safe in case a burglar strikes again.
“It happens everywhere nowadays. So just be more cautious,” Sikhounmeuang said.
Anyone with information should contact Torrington police.