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UPDATE: Police continue search for suspect tied to multiple Ithaca break-ins

UPDATE: Police continue search for suspect tied to multiple Ithaca break-ins

Wood covers the door of the Ithaca To Go offices on Taber Street, where a burglar struck for the third time a month on Sunday morning. Photo: WHCU/Photo by Greg Fry

Ithaca Police are still trying to find the suspect pictured in surveillance video breaking into a number of businesses in the city this weekend.

Break-ins were reported at the Warehouse Carpet Outlet on Cecil Malone Drive both Saturday and Sunday mornings. Police also say that the Ithaca Grain and Pet Supply store on West Seneca Street was hit, along with the Ithaca To Go location on Taber Street. Police believe the same burglar hit all three locations.

It’s the third time the Ithaca To Go location has been the target of a burglar since July 7th. On Monday, company officials started their clean-up.

“We’ve had a lot of businesses reaching out to us,” said co-owner Amy Zarbock. “They’ve seen a lot of the videos and the still footage, and everybody’s being very vigilant.”

Multiple businesses inside of the location at 902 Taber Street have been the target of a burglar in recent weeks, including a design business and acupuncture business inside the building.

Surveillance cameras at Ithaca To Go caught shots of the burglary suspect breaking through glass early Sunday morning, and then gaining access to one of their two offices there.

They’ve also started handing out a flyer that reads “High Crime Alert”, and gives the details of the break-ins.

Police have identified the suspect as a black male with an athletic build, who was wearing a light-colored cardigan-type sweater, jeans with white stitching on the back, and black sneakers during this weekend’s break-ins.

Anyone with information is asked to call Ithaca Police.

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