Woonsocket police investigating string of smash-and-grab robberies

WOONSOCKET, RI (WPRI) – Police are investigating after five businesses in Woonsocket were robbed on the same night.

Police believe the same suspects are responsible for all five of the break-ins.

The burglaries happened at Bileau’s Flowers, Danny’s Place, Lil General Convenience Store, Walt’s Clothing and Wilfred’s Seafood.

There was also a break-in at Vose Hardware on Saturday morning, but police can’t say for sure if the same people are responsible for that one.

Police do say all the incidents have something in common, they were all smash and grabs and the only thing taken was cash.

Police are increasing patrols around businesses and urge store owners to lock their doors, set their alarms and turn on their surveillance cameras.

If you have any information about the break-ins, you’re asked to call Woonsocket police.