Police search for suspect in two Sandy smash-and-grab burglaries

Posted at 7:21 AM, Nov 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-03 10:15:09-05

SANDY, Utah – Sandy police say they are looking for a suspect that may be connected to two smash and grab burglaries last night.

Police say the first happened at the Thai Mango restaurant located at 8002 South and 1300 East.

Officers say the only employee at the restaurant at the time was preparing food in the back around 6:30 p.m., when a male suspect wearing a hoodie broke the glass at the front of the restaurant.

The suspect ran in and grabbed the cash register.

The female employee began to scream when she heard the glass break, and police say the suspect told her to be quiet, then fled on foot.

Sandy Police say, the hoodie the man was wearing was pulled over his face, so the female employee could not give them a description of the suspect.

Officers say the second burglary took place a short time later, at Dancewear Inc. at 8922 South and 700 East.

Nobody saw the thief that broke into Dancewear Inc.

The owner was notified of the break- in because of his alarm system.

The owner of Dancewear Inc. told police the thief tried to find the cash register, but it was hidden, so nothing was taken.

Sandy police say they are not sure why the owner believes the intruder looked for the register.

Sandy police say a burglary that may be connected to these other two,  is being investigated by Unified Police.

Unified police have confirmed that they are investigating a burglary that happened around the same time at Flower Patch in Midvale.