KAYSVILLE — Police are using surveillance videos from two different burglaries to locate burglars caught on tape.
A surveillance video posted on Facebook by the Yogotogo ice cream and frozen yogurt shop is helping police track down a burglar who struck the shop, at 240 N. 300 West, on Sunday night.
The apparently older male thief may be responsible for three other similar crimes at about the same time, Kaysville police said.
“It actually helps us out quite a bit when businesses have video,” Kaysville Detective Bryan Barry said. “This is a pretty good video.”
Barry said the burglary, which occurred around 9:25 p.m. Sunday, is similar to two other burglaries, at BC Chicken and Pa’s Old Time Chocolates, in Kaysville.
The three burglaries occurred within several hours of each other.
Barry said he doesn’t have any description of the suspect other than what is shown on the video. The man wore a hat during the burglary.
Co-owner Amy Taylor said the store was not disclosing the amount stolen.
But she said the crime made it difficult for the family-owned shop to get back to business.
“We do have insurance, but it’s still expensive,” she said. “It’s not an immediate fix.“
Taylor said the thief broke the business’s door and the cash registers.
“He was pretty violent,” she said.
Taylor said she couldn’t believe that he would break into the business at such an early hour.
“Someone had to have seen something at 9:30 at night,” she said. “We have pretty good exposure with other businesses. We’re on the street.”
Those with any information that could lead to the arrest of the burglar are asked to call Barry at 801-444-5924.
Profiles Salon and Day Spa, at 1100 Country Hills Drive, No. 110, in Ogden, also posted a video of a burglary there Aug. 3.
The suspect in that video, who also was wearing a hat, appears to be a younger, heavyset man.
In the salon burglary, the suspect got away with $6,000 in hair care products and $60 in cash, store owner Andrea Martersteck said.
That burglar broke some doors and cabinets and drank some juice from the refrigerator during his 45-minute crime, she said.
He emptied the garbage cans in the salon and used them to carry away the products he was stealing.
“It makes you furious,” Martersteck said of the burglary. “They just have no regard for how hard we’ve worked.”
Martersteck also said she’s hoping a similar fate doesn’t await other area salons. She said she has insurance but other salons might not.
“Losing that much money and product will put them under,” she said.
She also noted the personal security the thief took from her and her employees too, saying, “It leaves you feeling uncomfortable and scared to come back.”
Those with information to help police solve this case are asked to call Detective Tyler Ziegler with Ogden Police Department, 801-629-8430.