Police are investigating a pair of burglaries at over the past week, with stealing cash from the popular pizza shop on East Blithedale Avenue, according to .
In the first incident, which occurred on Sunday night, May 20, burglars used a metal chair and broke the backdoor glass, stealing all the petty cash from the register but nothing else. When owner Tony Tutto came in Monday morning, he said "there was glass everywhere" but he hadn’t received any notification from his alarm company.
That’s because the alarm’s motion detector had malfunctioned and the alarm didn’t go off during the incident, Tutto said.
Both the glass and the alarm were repaired. But the burglars attempted to strike again in the early morning hours of Saturday May 26, with police suspecting that the same burglars had returned assuming that the alarm was broken or that the alarm stickers were false.
The burglars removed a newly installed reinforced glass from the back door, lifted the glass from the door and entered the pizza shop. The alarm sounded and scared them off, police said.
Mill Valley Police Sgt. Paul Wrapp said police set up a perimeter around the area after the second incident but were unable to locate the suspects.
“All this on the eve of our 4th year anniversary in June!” Tutto said.