Downtown businesses burglarized

At least three downtown Minot businesses were burglarized early Tuesday morning, although not very much money was taken and no merchandise has been reported stolen.

The first call reporting burglary came in at 6:36 a.m. from the Deli at the Fair at 122 S. Main Street. The other two businesses were Dot’s Uniform Shop and A Reflection Hair Salon, also located in The Fair.

The exact time of the burglaries is unknown, although a tenant of the apartments above the businesses told Det. Darren Dyke of the Minot Police Department that they heard some noises from below at about 2:30 a.m., which would have been a full hour and a half after the rowdiness following the nightly closure of local bars.

About $35 in quarters and dimes was stolen from the Deli at the Fair, said Dyke. Phone calls to the deli went unanswered Wednesday afternoon.

Managers of both Dot’s Uniform Shop and A Reflection Salon reported that their doors appeared to have been kicked in, with the manager of the salon saying the damage was so extensive that both the door and the frame would have to be fully replaced.

The last time the hair salon was burglarized was about six months ago, and that was the first incident in the entire 10-year history of the business. The uniform shop also said it had “been a long time.”