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Aspen, Pitkin authorities investigate building break-ins

City and county law enforcement authorities are investigating a string of break-ins that happened over the weekend.

One of them, on the 100 block of East Main Street, apparently occurred at about 1 a.m. Sunday morning, said Sgt. Chip Seamans of the Aspen Police Department.

Taken from six to eight business suites were electronics equipment and an unspecified amount in cash, Seamans said.

The perpetrator or perpetrators gained entrance to the building by using a pry tool to open a back door, he said. Most of the suites that were broken into were locked, Seamans said. None of the building's residential units were struck, he said.

The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office also is investigating three forced entries at the Aspen Business Center, said Patrol Director Michael Buglione. The break-ins occurred sometime between Friday night and Monday morning, he said.

The three places hit were all office spaces, said Buglione, declining to elaborate on what, if anything, was stolen.

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There are no suspects at this time, Seamans and Buglione said. Neither officer could say if the Aspen Business Center and East Main Street break-ins were related.

Anyone with information can call the Police Department at 970-920-5400 or the Sheriff's Office at 970-920-5300.

rcarroll@aspentimes.com

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