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Five Businesses Broken Into Overnight

Police are investigating five commercial "smash and grab" burglaries that occurred overnight from Saturday into Sunday.

Five businesses were broken into overnight Saturday in a string of "smash and grab" burglaries, said.

In all five of the burglaries, which police believe are connected, the glass front door of each business was broken to gain entry and cash was taken from the register.

The burglaries were concentrated in the Radburn Shopping Center area and a commercial strip along Saddle River Road.

The businesses hit include and  in Radburn, and Ness Pizza, and the New French Nails on Saddle River Road.

"It's crazy," sighed Benny's co-owner Diana Stella, who said the burglars made off with only petty cash from her restaurant's register.

New French Nails manager Stacy Kim said she no longer feels safe in the area and is considering purchasing surveillance equipment for her salon in wake of the break-in.

Workers from S&L Glass made the rounds Sunday to install new glass doors at each of the burglarized businesses, all of which remained open Sunday.

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Mike Pena April 22, 2012 at 07:14 PM
What is going on in Fairlawn?
Wayne Robbins April 22, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Sad story to hear all of this happened here in town. Yet, without the reporting of Patch, we might not have known about this for days.
Tommy P April 22, 2012 at 07:52 PM
I guess advertising improved patrols in the other part of town was an invite...... Good thing we subsidize the pool instead of properly staffing the police deptartment.
delgado April 22, 2012 at 09:23 PM
the Bergen County Deputy Chief of Staff to County Executive Donovan (see drug and bong story)/Fair Lawn Mayor Barratta and also Bergen County Adminstrator/Deputy Mayor Trewinski said they were going to make government smaller, so they must continue to cut police services and salaries. This is there time to cut the police, cut more public safety. cut,cut cut...
Tommy P April 22, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Don't confuse campaign lies with voting records, the Fair Lawn Republicans have only cut one thing, the residents' budgets with higher taxes and higher spending.
Brent Pohlman April 23, 2012 at 12:05 AM
Delgado, you should really be embarrassed of what you write on the patch. You are no better the former republican who was kicked out of the fair lawn republican club. He embarrassed himself by attacking councilwoman swain's family which was completely unacceptable and inappropriate and your pathic attempt to connect the mayor to county executive Donovan's son's problems are just as pathic. You are a sad little political hack, but secondly you are completely wrong the republicans in fair lawn have not called for cuts to PD as opposed to the prior administration which did cut PD.
Daniel Dunay April 23, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Delgado, bad weather getting to you much?
delgado April 23, 2012 at 01:58 AM
Brent - the 59 year old Ms. Donovan and her adult son and the bong and the drugs found in Ms. Donovans home are 100% fair game. Mayor Barrata boss made it a major campaign issue that she was a "strong single working mom". And Mayor Barrata at the time worked on Ms. Donovans campaign. It is perfectly acceptable to bring up these facts. Also a strong investigation is needed for the drugs at Donovans house and the role of the County Police and hiding this only makes it worse.
Brent Pohlman April 23, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Delgado, you are a sad little man. Even you can not be pathetic enough to say the unfortunate matter involving the county executive's son has anything to do with any fair lawn elected official. people like you are what is wrong with politics. It must be easy to say such awful things behind a fake name I wonder if you would have such courage behind your real name. Your unfounded comment about a cover up shows how little class and integrity you have. Your attempt to connect our Mayor to the matter the county executive's son shows that you are the lowest common denominator. I notice you didn't counter my factual statement that you lied about republicans cutting PD.
Tommy P April 23, 2012 at 03:31 AM
Brent, you are right about delgado, but wrong about the police. If we had an averaged sized forced, we would have 73 officers, we had 64 in 2009 and are down to 55. Chief Rose asked for 4 new officers, we have a proposed hiring freeze. You maybe technically right that our party has not cut the PD, but we do keep it under staffed which is just as bad.
Michael Agosta April 23, 2012 at 10:59 AM
Baratta is the Chief of Staff not the Deputy Chief of Staff. Brent Pohlman Do tell...who got kicked out of the club for attacking Swain? As I recall, it is permissible for club members to attack fellow Republicans openly. Did the bylaws change to protect the Democrats?
Michael Agosta April 23, 2012 at 11:04 AM
Mr Paine, Trawinski voted to layoff the 4 new officers 2 years ago.
Bruce Knuckle April 23, 2012 at 12:37 PM
This is what poor management gets. Why is the chief still here? He is a big do nothing and now we are paying for it. Understaffed and no confidence leads to this.
Tommy P April 23, 2012 at 02:09 PM
I find it curious that the town never publishes the votes of these temporary politicians on the official borough website, don't you?
Cindy Evans April 23, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Maybe if the cops weren't parked in the woods behind TJ, behind the ambulance corps or a dozen other hiding spots and actually doing patrol they might have seen something too. More cops is NOT the only answer.
Chris Antonelli April 23, 2012 at 06:35 PM
How do you know they're not on a dinner break or just a break? Sometimes they might be finishing up a report in the car. I'd rather have them doing that than possibly costing us OT to do it. Besides, do you really think they're just loafing around in the woods for 8 hours? Do you have any idea how many calls they get per shift? 2 calls simultaneously can pull a huge amount of resources from patrol. Even with proper staffing levels, you're not going to have one everywhere, all the time.
Warren G April 23, 2012 at 09:11 PM
Well put Chris
Tommy P April 23, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Take pictures, make videos, post here.
Chris Antonelli April 24, 2012 at 02:24 PM
What's a permanent politician?
good call April 24, 2012 at 07:26 PM
im still trying to figure out how nobody saw anything gonig on right next to the 24 hour cvs. the criminals are either intelligent and plans out these crimes or they are completely careless and just get away by dumb luck
Emily Rogers-Kakar April 25, 2012 at 11:27 AM
I took a snapshot of it when I went to CVS early that morning...it was of Man Hing right next door. The whole door was smashed in. Sad, sad. but looks like they are already open for business....last night I was coming home and saw the OPEN sign. Thats good. But yeah...glass everywhere, that looked awful.
Marty Cone April 25, 2012 at 03:13 PM
good call, no one saw it , because no one cares anymore. If they did, more than 2000 people would come out and vote during election time. CVS stores, in my opinion, are NOT good neighbors.
Emily Rogers-Kakar April 25, 2012 at 03:20 PM
I care!!!! Shoooeee...dang...well these people NEED to care. I would have called the cops right away...yeah...how come the CVS people didn't hear? Makes me think, too...where is a neighborhood watch when you need one.

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