Suspects nabbed in salon burglaries

Two men apprehended for break-ins in several states have links to similar crimes in Grafton, authorities say
By 
JOE POIRIER
Ozaukee Press Staff

Two suspects in a recent string of Grafton nail salon burglaries have been arrested.

Grafton Police Chief Emmett Grissom said the men were apprehended last week in a suburb of Chicago and are linked to other nail salon burglaries in Iowa, Illinois and Michigan. 

“We are working with the other agencies involved to attempt to link these subjects to the burglaries that occurred in Grafton,” Grissom said, noting the suspects have not been charged with the two nail salon burglaries in Grafton.

The first Grafton incident occurred at Ly Ly Nails and Spa on North Port Washington Road at 12:15 a.m. Oct. 12. 

A witness saw someone break into the salon and notified the police department, according to Grissom. He said the suspects saw officers arrive and fled through a back door.

The police department was notified at 6 a.m. that same day of a similar burglary at Galaxy Nails on 12th Avenue. 

“It was the same method as in the first incident where they smashed windows to gain entry into the front door and cash was also taken,” Grissom said.

Grissom said the salon owners discovered the break-in when they arrived at work. 

There was another burglary at the Illuminate Hair & Spa salon in the Town of Cedarburg that was investigated by the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office. Five salons were also burglarized in the City of Milwaukee.

“We suspect they are all tied together with the same individuals,” Grissom said. “At this point, our investigators have been working with the Milwaukee PD and the sheriff’s office.”

Surveillance videos showed two men wearing hoodies and gloves break into the Grafton salons. 

The suspects have not been named, but Grissom said he is confident that they are responsible for the robberies.    

“Cash was the focus of both burglaries,” Grissom said. 

He would not disclose how much money was taken in the Grafton incidents, but said it was a large amount. 

 

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