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Rash Of Break-Ins Hits Nashville Businesses

Posted at 6:25 PM, Oct 12, 2016

More than half a dozen reported break-ins or attempted break-ins have put East Nashville businesses on high alert.

"It hurts all of us here in East Nashville," said Paul Hock, director at Divine Art Cafe, which was one of the businesses hit.

On Tuesday morning alone, at least four businesses were targeted. Three saw damage and had their glass doors shattered, and one of the businesses, The Pied Piper Eatery, had nearly $1,000 stolen from their cash register before the burglar fled.

"Our computer was on the floor. It's like a $1,500 POS system just laying on the floor," Amber Perry, assistant manager at The Pied Piper Eatery, said of the break-in.

Next door at Atomic Nashville, the glass on their door was broken, but they believe their alarm system scared the burglar away, which they're thankful for, and they hope whoever is responsible for these crimes is caught before more businesses are hit.

"They're gonna get caught." Dan Balog, owner of Atomic Nashville, said. "They're certainly pushing their luck doing this on an almost nightly basis."

Police have not determined whether the multiple break-in and break-in attempts are related, and at this time, they have no description of a suspect or suspects.

Anyone with information was asked to call Metro Nashville Police.