Burglars cut hole in wall from one East Side business into another

Same 2 businesses hit earlier this week, police say

By Katrina Webber - Crime Fighters Reporter, Ben Spicer - Web Producer

SAN ANTONIO - Workers at two East Side businesses are starting the day cleaning up a mess left behind by overnight burglars.

San Antonio police responded to a ringing alarm around 2:45 a.m. Friday at City Gear, a clothing and shoe store located in the 1800 block of S. WW White Road.

When they arrived, they realized that the business next door, Medico M. D., also had been burglarized.

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Police said it appears that the crooks got into the medical and dental office first by removing an entire pane of a glass window. They then cut a hole through the drywall into the clothing and shoe store.

A worker said they also cut several holes in the interior walls throughout the dental office. 

Police discovered that the burglars tried cutting their way into a meat market on the other side of Medico, but were unable to do so because of a concrete wall separating them.

Officers told KSAT 12 that the burglars broke into three safes inside the dental office. A worker however says they did not contain any money.

Both Medico and City Gear were targeted by burglars earlier this week, according to employees.

Police said they believe the two incidents may be related.

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