PC police investigating string of business burglaries

The Platte City Police Department continues to investigate a string of burglaries around town, although officials believe they are not all related. Eight overnight business burglaries have occurred since the end of July, mostly on Branch Street and beginning with two incidents on July 31. During the overnight hours that day, businesses at 504 and 700 Branch Street were struck, both with the front door forced open. Cash was taken from one location but nothing from the other. On Aug. 10, 1205 Branch Street was hit and internal security cameras recorded two black males, who broke the glass front door and stole computer equipment and cash.

Images of both men were captured.

While things were quiet for the rest of August, the front door was forced open at a business at 408 Branch Street on Sept. 2. A television, computer and cash were taken.

On Sept. 5, the back door was forced open at a business at 301 Marshall Drive and power tools were taken.

On Sept. 6, the front door was forced open and cash and alcohol was taken from a business at 1205 Branch Street.

On Sept. 19 at 112 Marshall Drive, a window was forced open and computer equipment, cash and jewelry were taken. Power tools were taken again on Sept. 23 where the front door was forced open at a business at 1500 Branch Street.

Anyone with information on these incidents is encouraged to call the Platte City police at 858-5150.