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More businesses burglarized in Fargo; police recover stolen ATM

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FARGO – For Fargo police it’s been a long week when it comes to burglaries, but authorities caught a break in one of the latest cases reported early Wednesday, Aug. 8.

At 1:32 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a window-break alarm at Petro Serve, 2903 Main Ave.

Officers found a door had been broken, and witnesses provided a vehicle description.

Surveillance footage showed someone load an ATM into a truck and drive away. Officers later found the unoccupied truck and ATM.

A police dog led officers to burglary tools as that investigation continued into late Wednesday morning.

Earlier, about 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, police responded to a report of suspicious activity at Hertz Rental, 3521 Main Ave., where someone reported they saw a door to the building had been broken.

Officers found no one in the building, and learned there was a six-hour time frame during which the offense may have occurred. No surveillance video was available for that incident.

On Tuesday, Fargo police reported they were investigating four business burglaries believed to have happened some time early that morning.

The businesses included Happy Harry’s Bottle Shop, 1125 19th Ave. N., where officers found a broken window and no merchandise appeared to have been taken.

At Used-A-Bit Pawn, 2105 Main Ave., officers found that the glass front door had been broken, but metal bars across the door would have prevented someone from getting inside.

At Cactus Jacks, 3402 Interstate Boulevard S., officers came across a broken window and an open door on the side of the building. Surveillance video showed a dark figure with a flashlight entering for a few moments before leaving the same way they came in.

At Curious Kids Childcare, 1101 19th Ave. N., officers found that entry had been made through a broken window and an unknown amount of money was reported missing.

Curious Kids has been in the news recently after having its license revoked in June due to an April 27 incident that involved three children, all under the age of 2, who got free from the center and wandered off, reaching the sidewalk next to a four-lane street. A stranger brought the kids back to the center.

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