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Police Searching For Man Who Broke Into 3 Cedar Lee Businesses

The man hit The Stone Oven, Janea H and The Rib Cage, police said.

Cleveland Heights Police are searching for a man who broke into three Cedar Lee businesses between Aug. 2 and Aug. 4.

At approximately 4:30 a.m. Aug. 2, the man used a brick to smash a glass window at . He went directly to the register and was in and out in about a minute. He stole approximately $30, police said.

On Aug. 4, he hit neighboring businesses Janea H Boutique and The Rib Cage at about 6 a.m. (The Rib Cage is a restaurant that has not yet opened.) He used a flower pot to break glass and enter the boutique, and walked into The Rib Cage through an unlocked door. The businesses reported that nothing was missing.

The man, seen in the photo included with this article at , is described as approximately 5-feet-8-inches with a stocky build, in his late 30s to early 40s and may have an injury or limitation in his left leg.

Anyone who has information should call the , 216-321-1234 or 9-1-1.

Reports compiled from call logs and information from the Cleveland Heights Police Department.

Shawn Paul August 09, 2012 at 01:57 PM
So this puts our business district break-ins up to like 15 between Cedar-Lee and Taylor. As a business owner who's business was already broken into... same style as this... Brick through the window, the CH Police must catch him, truly utilize our new cameras, and bring rest to the merchants. If nothing comes of this, many of us will be left without the choice of relocating our businesses to a more patrolled area. We are small businesses and can not keep replacing windows and doors. It is just too much. And to the criminal... You Sir are a horrid person. When you break into a business it not only do you financially set us back, but you shatter our the sense of confidence and safety within our second homes. Not that you will read this or care, but you and your actions are truly impacting a community for the worse.
Diane DiPiero Rodio August 09, 2012 at 02:04 PM
This is too wonderful a community to let such things happen. It is time to focus more on crime and less on parking violations. No one will be coming here to fill the meters if the neighborhoods aren't safe.
Michelle Simakis August 09, 2012 at 02:08 PM
The suspect in the Stone Oven tip jar theft is described as much younger than this man here. Witnesses thought he was a teen, where police believe this man is in his 30s or 40s.
Michelle Simakis August 09, 2012 at 02:09 PM
The cameras did capture the man committing at least one of the crimes, and police said they are trying to post that information soon. Not sure if that really answers your question, but thought I'd add that information.
Shawn Paul August 10, 2012 at 02:20 AM
Well said Diane. Our community is wonderful and has so many absolutely magnificent qualities, but these minor challenges often outshine the positives. I run a salon and often times we have had to pay the tickets of our guests, because it's been to hard to run out and feed a meter while were in the middle of a service. Yesterday a client was ticketed for parking too far away from the curb. We have much larger fish to fry.

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