OGDEN -- Two people have been arrested after police say they broke into several small businesses and stole cash.
Charley Torman, 27, and Kristopher Price, 29, were booked into Weber County Jail on Tuesday on suspicion of 14 counts of felony burglary.
Weber County Sheriff's Detective Jeremy Rock said the duo had been breaking into small businesses across Weber County for the past month.
Rock said Price has worked in the glass industry for the past seven years, and had the knowledge and tools to remove glass windows from business fronts.
"They were removing the glass and going in and looking for cash boxes and cash drawers," he said.
Small businesses, such as hair and tanning salons, dry cleaners and clothing stores, were targeted because they didn't have alarm systems installed.
"He said there was nowhere specific," Rock said. "They would drive around at night and look for dark places. There was nothing specific."
Rock said the two admitted to burglaries in South Ogden, Ogden, Harrisville, West Haven and Hooper. The investigation is ongoing, and it is believed the two may also be responsible for business burglaries in Clinton and Clearfield. Rock anticipates more charges will be filed against both.
Price and Torman were arrested by Riverdale police officers, Rock said. He said detectives had an idea who was committing the burglaries, but had not been able to locate them. A Riverdale officer recalled their names when he ran a license plate through the system and tracked the two to a local hotel.
"Detectives staked out their place," Rock said. "They went and asked if they could come in and talk to them -- a basic knock and talk -- and they gave (detectives) consent to search the place, and they found their (burglary) tools."
Rock estimates the two stole about $5,000, and possibly more, from the businesses they burglarized.