A burglar or burglars caused about $5,000 damage to doors, cabinets and alarm systems at an East Washington Avenue strip mall Thursday night, according to the Madison Police Department.
Police said the burglar or burglars entered through a back door of one the businesses. They said other doors were pried open leading to a common interior hallway which connects all building tenants.
Initial reports indicate small amounts of money were taken during the break-ins, and that property damage caused by the rummaging was much more significant.
Royal Pets Inc., Payday USA, Isthmus Eye Care and the Sandhill Pet Clinic were all victimized, police said.
Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.