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Burglars strike at 2 Palm Coast shopping centers

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PALM COAST, Fla. – Flagler County detectives are investigating a string of commercial burglaries that occurred early Monday morning at two separate shopping centers in Palm Coast.

Shortly before 5 a.m., deputies responded to Flagler Plaza on State Road 100 after being notified of a commercial burglary alarm. Once at the scene, deputies found the front glass doors on three businesses had been shattered.

Deputies said the cash registers and the counters had been tampered with at all three businesses. The businesses affected were Subway, Sharp's Liquors and Lovely Nails, all located in the eastern section of the shopping center.

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While on scene at the plaza, other deputies were dispatched north to Utility Drive on Old Kings Road, where the front doors or windows of five businesses had been shattered. Cash registers had been tampered with, according to deputies.

The businesses involved were Europa Salon and Spa, Scrapbook etc…, Pet Spa, Colletti's Italian Deli and Lilly Green Children's Boutique.

"Our detectives are reviewing security videos to see if we can identify any suspects," Sheriff James L. Manfre said in a news release.

The sheriff said all eight crime scenes also had been processed for fingerprints.

Surveillance video of the Subway burglary can be seen on the Flagler county Sheriff's Office's Facebook page.

Anyone with information on these burglaries is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 386-586-4801 or Crimestoppers at 888-277-TIP (7477).