FAIRFIELD — Police are investigating two commercial burglaries that happened within hours of each other Friday morning, June 2, and are looking to see if the two break-ins are connected.

The first happened at the scale house for the town’s transfer station on One Rod Highway. A door alarm was activated just before 1:30 a.m. and police arrived to find a large, double-pane window was shattered. A piece of concrete curbing was on the counter and the scale house was ransacked. Town officials said no money was taken in the burglary.

Some time later, an officer on patrol spotted a car pulled off to the side of the road at the Center and Jelliffe street intersection. A man got out of the car and picked up two blue bags, and said to the officer, “Look what I found.” What he found were two bank bags from the town’s Solid Waste and Recycling Department, which runs the transfer station. Three more bank bags were found, along with some business envelopes, on the road. There was nothing inside the bank bags.

Just before 3 a.m. police were again alerted to a burglary alarm, this time at the Spic & Span Market on Pequot Avenue, not far from where the bank bags were located.

The front door was shattered by a large rock. Multiple packs of cigarettes, along with several cigarette cartons, worth a total of $2,160, were missing.

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