A series of break-ins that took place early Tuesday morning are being investigated by the Hillsboro Police Department.
Police chief Steve Browder said the break-ins or attempts to break in took place at five Hillsboro businsses either during the night or early morning hours Tuesday. He said it is possible that they are related.
At 4:46 a.m., a business in the 100 block of West Walnut Street reported an alarm activation. Upon the owner checking the business, it was found that there was an attempt by someone to enter the rear of the business by force, but entry was not gained.
At 6:53 a.m., an employee from a business in the 100 block of Muntz Street reported that the front door was damaged and the business had possibly has been broken into. Upon officers arriving to investigate and meeting with the employee, it was discovered that the business was entered by force and some merchandise was stolen from the business.
At 8:37 a.m., a business in the 500 block of East Main Street reported that during the night there was an attempt to break into the business, but entry was not gained.
At 8:39 a.m., police department received information that a business in the 400 block of West Main Street may have been broken into. Upon arrival by the officers, a door to the business was found to be damaged and the owner was contacted to meet with an officer. It was found that the business had been entered by force and some items were stolen.
At 9:17 a.m., a business in the 1000 block of West Main Street reported that the business had been broken into by force.
Browder said that items taken during the break-ins were minor in value, but he did not want to say what they were due to the ongoing investigation.
He said all of the incidents are under investigation and that if anyone has any information regarding them, they should call the police department at 937-393-3411.