Police said that they arrested and charged a man in connection with break-ins in the Short North district early Tuesday.
Anthony O'Neal was charged with one count of breaking and entering, 10TV's Karina Nova reported.
According to investigators, the break-ins occurred in the 600-900 blocks of North High Street.
Witnesses contacted police when they saw shattered glass in front of several businesses at about 4 a.m.
10TV News video showed the front door was shattered at Bakery Gingham, located at 647 N. High St. According to the store's owner, a brick was thrown inside and money was taken from the cash register.
Jeff Rawlins, who is the director of operations for the building that houses Bakery Gingham, said that he arrived and saw the front door’s glass shattered.
“It’s frustrating,” Rawlins said. “There’re obviously better things I could be spending my time on.”
At High Street Denim, located at 761 N. High St., the door was knocked down with a brick, and designer jeans were stolen from the business, Nova reported.
“(It) seemed like a quick in-and-out type of thing,” High Street Denim manager Kevin Vanorder said. “The door was kicked in.”
Vanorder said that the thief stole designer clothing but did not get cash, because it was locked in the safe.
Police said that when they arrived, they found blood, likely from a thief.
Police said that they spotted two suspicious men, one of them with a cut. Both men were taken into custody and O’Neal was charged.
The other man was questioned and released, Nova reported.
Investigators said that since the bakery was located next to a bank that several exterior surveillance cameras might provide more evidence.
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