Rash of smash and grabs hit Cleveland and Euclid early Monday

Posted at 6:23 AM, Sep 19, 2016

Police in Euclid and Cleveland are investigating a number of smash and grabs that occurred just after 4 a.m. Monday.

Euclid police found a minivan sitting in the parking lot of the Cash Loans at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Chardon Road around 4 a.m. The store had a large hole smashed into the front of it and the ATM was laying in the parking lot.

A few minutes after the Euclid smash and grab, police in Cleveland were called to Eddy Road and St. Clair Avenue to a Family Dollar that someone used a vehicle to attempt to get into the business. It did not appear that the suspects were successful, but they did cause damage to a gate in the front of the store.

At East 74th Street and Superior Avenue suspects left a minivan leaking gas in the parking lot after smashing two holes in the Family Dollar. It was unknown if anything was taken from that location.

University Circle police handled a smash and grab in front of their department's building at the Gas USA store on Euclid Avenue. Officers said a minivan was backed into the front of the 24-hour location. The area was roped off and a sliding door to the minivan was seen left behind on the ground.

Police in both cities have not released any suspect information or what may have been taken from the stores.