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West Hartford Police Investigate 2 Burglaries

West Hartford Police are investigating what appears to be two burglaries early Wednesday morning.

Officers were called to The Wise Old Dog on South Quaker Lane after a burglar alarm was activated around 1:15 a.m. When officers arrived, they found the front door had been smashed and someone was able to enter the building.

A K-9 team from Manchester Police responded and cleared the building.

Store surveillance cameras showed a man with light facial hair wearing a hooded sweatshirt kick a window out of the front door and then enter the store. The footage showed the man walk behind the counter and conceal a large amount of liquor in a duffle bag before quickly leaving and heading southwest, police said.

A few hours later, police were called to Sam's Food Store on Boulevard after a burglar alarm was activated around 3:00 a.m. Officers found the front door of the store had been smashed with a brick and entry was made. The broken front door allowed access to the inside of the building that includes a Subway, Sam's Food Store and Dunkin Donuts. 

A K-9 team from Manchester Police responded, but officers said they were unable to develop a suspect. Officers described the suspect as a thin man wearing a green shirt.

It is unclear if the two incidents are related.

There was another burglary at The Wise Old Dog on Aug. 11. Officers responded at 4:51 a.m. when a burglar alarm went off and found bottles of liquor on the ground and the front glass door to the business was smashed open. 

In that burglary, a man stole a case of bottled liquor, according to police.

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