GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio - Two very similar break-ins early Tuesday morning have police in Cleveland and Garfield Heights working to identify the people responsible.
The first break-in was at the GameStop on Vista Way in Garfield Heights at 12:30 a.m. when two men in their 30s used a car to back into the front of the store, completely knocking the doorway out of its front, according to police. They said they believe the vehicle used was a green Jeep Cherokee.
Police said the men stole a couple of tablets and cash from the GameStop. Officers at the scene said they arrived 30 seconds after the alarm and just missed the suspects' vehicle by three minutes.
At the scene, police said they found a fictitious license plate, which had fallen off the suspects' SUV and was not registered to that vehicle.
Employees had been gone from the store for hours and no one was hurt in the incident.
Garfield Heights police are analyzing surveillance video and ask anyone with information to call 216-475-6607.
Just after 2 a.m. Cleveland police were called to an alarm at the Family Dollar on East 93rd Street just north of Union Avenue.
When officers arrived at that store, the front door area was also smashed into by what looked like a car.
Police are not releasing any more information at this time.
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