ALBANY, GA (WALB) - At least four Albany businesses in the same general area were broken into and burglarized late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.
Owners say the crimes were emotional and hurtful.
The front glass door at Citi Trends was smashed with a rock about 6:30 a.m. Surveillance video showed an older man filling a plastic bag with watches and clothing, he then ran away.
At USA Restaurant Equipment, someone broke a wood security bar and slid under a security gate. The crook stole money and a pressure cooker.
U.S.A. Restaurant Equipment Owner Patricia Vardikos says although they had been burglarized many times in their 30 years of business, the crimes still hurt them.
"It hurts economically, yes it does. But what can you do. This is the society we're living in," said Vardikos.
Vardikos repaired and improved the security of that gate.
The Family Dollar and DAV Pro Wireless also had their front glass door's smashed with rocks Thursday morning.
Police are investigating to see if they are all connected.