WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – More than $20,000 worth of items were stolen after three businesses were broken into Thursday.
Mancan Staffing, Vapor Kings and Warren Nails on Elm Road NE were broken into sometime after 1 a.m.
All businesses are inside the Palm Plaza.
According to a police report, an employee with Mancan Staffing showed up to work and noticed someone had broken into the building. When officers got there, they noticed the other businesses had also been broken into.
There was damage done to the walls at all three businesses, and the security systems were damaged.
The report states that around $22,000 worth of cash and property was taken, including 20 Apple iPhones, AirPods, watches and a bag full of cash.
Laeth Yacoub, the owner of Vapor Kings, shared surveillance video of the break-in. It shows a person wearing dark-colored clothing walking around shelves toward a wall and knocking down a surveillance camera.
“I think it must have taken a lot of planning to do,” Yacoub said. “I think it must have been a customer or someone we knew, someone that knew the layout of the store, someone that at least walked into the nail salon on a couple of times or who walked into Macaan a couple of times,” said Yacoub says they are making security upgrades to prevent something like this from happening again.
As of now, police have not listed a suspect.
“I mean it is what it is. I guess it’s part of business. It sucks. It really does,” Yacoub said.