Six business units in the strip mall just north of the SuperAmerica gas station in Princeton were burglarized and an undisclosed number of “items” taken sometime over the weekend of Jan. 7-8, said Princeton Police Chief Brian Payne this week. His department received the first of several reports the morning of Monday, Jan. 9, about the burglaries, and reported later that his officers have “strong leads” in the case.
All of the businesses in the strip mall were entered except for Princeton Vision Center. The burglarized businesses were Knafla Chiropractic, Farmers Insurance, Edward Jones Investment, Home Security Abstract, and Cutting Edge Salon Spa & Tanning. Jodi Christian, owner of Cutting Edge says that her business is split into two separate units in the mall and that once the burglar(s) got into one, they could walk through an interior door to get into the other unit.
Items were taken, Payne said about the strip mall burglary case, but he declined this week, to be more specific when he was asked if money or anything was taken. He cited the ongoing investigation for not saying more, other than noting that access was gained by prying open doors.