String of burglaries, robberies have business owners concerned


by WHAS11

Posted on September 23, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 24 at 8:18 PM

(WHAS11) -- A rash of burglaries, robberies and attempted robberies have some Louisville businesses on edge.

Six businesses have been targeted within a one mile radius in the Clifton and Crescent Hill neighborhoods all in the same week.

Ramiro Gandra’s restaurant was the first business targeted. Surveillance video on September 14 shows two people using a crowbar trying to pry open the cash register.

“They were here roughly 45 seconds…stole the cash box and left out the door,” said Gandra.

Fat Jimmy's down the road was broken into that same night as Ramiro’s Cantina. On Wednesday, there was an attempted robbery at CVS on Brownsboro Road and on this past Friday the Walgreens down the street from Ramiro's was robbed.

Employees at Papa John's and Family Dollar in Clifton say their stores have also been cased out by criminals. These crimes have residents stunned.
“You wonder why this is happening all of a sudden,” said Gary Browning.

Gandra told WHAS11 he doesn’t keep any money in the cash register, but the suspects did get away with some of his peace of mind.

Police have not said whether these crimes are connected.

Anyone with information about any of these cases can call the anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD.