PITTSFIELD -- Pittsfield police are investigating a break-in at Dunkin Donuts on First Street sometime overnight on Friday, and a burglary at Baba Louie's on Depot Street sometime overnight on Thursday.

In the Dunkin Donuts case, an employee went into work at about 3 a.m. and discovered the break-in, which included the theft of an undisclosed amount of cash from two offices in the store, Lt. Jeffrey Bradford said. Surveillance footage captured the burglar entering the store at about midnight from a rear entrance.

The suspect was dressed in black clothes, including a black top, mask and black pants, Bradford said. Police are investigating how the store and offices were broken into.

On Friday morning, police received a report of Babe Louie's being burglarized. An employee showed up for work at about 8:15 a.m. to open up the eatery and found an interior office broken into. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken, Bradford said. There was so sign of a forced entry, he said.

The burglaries follow reports of other break-ins on North Street this past week, including one at Mission Tapas and Bar, The Marketplace Cafe and an auto repair shop where a vehicle was reported stolen.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents should contact the Pittsfield Police Department detective unit at (413) 448-9705.

To reach Nathan Mayberg:
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