APD investigating two burglaries within less than a mile of each other

POSTED: 3:56 PM Jul 21 2013   UPDATED: 4:03 PM Jul 22 2013
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Abilene police are investigating two burglaries that occurred within hours of each other on North 1st Street.

The Philpott Florists shop was broken into around 11 p.m. Friday. According to an incident report, the break in triggered the store’s alarm system, but the unknown burglar got away with a crash drawer containing money. The shop is located at 1902 N. 1st Street.

Just before 4 a.m. Saturday, the Radio Shack located at 2910 N. 1st Street was broken into through the front windows. According to an incident report, surveillance video shows a white or Hispanic male – of unknown age – taking an item and fleeing the store.

Anonymous tips on either case can be reported to Abilene Crime Stoppers at (325) 676-TIPS.