Two Neighboring Midtown Businesses Burglarized in Same Week

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SACRAMENTO -- Midtown business owners usually like to see people leaving their stores with armloads of merchandise, but not how it's been happening this week.

"I'm talking about a rock about this big. I can't even make how big it was with my hands," Tyler Wichman told FOX40.

Well, the window at his store, Timeless Thrills, sure tells the story.

The fleeting fling of a vandal's rock sailed through glass before dawn, making just enough room for that vandal-turned-thief to reach in an arm and empty a bench of its Sacramento sales display.

"We had bunch of beanies—black and red beanies—just with a simple logo that was sewn on and just a bunch of different tote bags," Wichman said.

About $300 worth of merchandise was toted away from an online men's store turned actual storefront just three months ago. And Timeless Thrills is not the only Midtown business smarting from a smash and grab this week.

P-2-0 Hot Pilates had its front windows broken out two days ago, so thieves there could steal from studio display cases full of clothes and snacks.

"I think it's extremely disrespectful. I know the owner Lindy and Denny who started this business. They started this business from the ground up. Having this happen to them is extremely detrimental," said Pilates student Jolene Wong.

Two intentionally broken panes at two businesses two miles apart. Sacramento police say they don't see a connection between what's happened at the Pilates studio and at Timeless Thrills, but business owners aren't so sure.

Kellan Ness works right next door to where to where P-2-0 fell victim to thieves. He's worried Results Driven Marketing could easily become a target because of what he sees along P Street.

"This is my office right here, and every day there's the same six guys drinking and hooting and hollering at people that walk by," he said.

Wichman has his theories as well.

"Possibly a homeless, maybe someone-on-drugs type of situation. We do have several people that are in the neighborhood frequently," he said.

Wichman and Ness don't want to condemn anyone honestly struggling through a life on the streets, but with Sacramento very publicly struggling to find services and solutions for its homeless residents, there's one thought at the fore.

"Maybe if they take care of that more, it would clean up down here," Ness said.

No arrests have been made in either burglary.

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