Riverhead Town police are investigating a pair of burglaries that occurred late Thursday night and early Friday morning.
In the first instance, an employee at the IHOP on Route 58 told police that while the restaurant was closed, someone broke a window on the southwest side of the building. The person entered through the broken window and stole cash from the register.
The employee confronted the suspect, who then fled on foot. The Suffolk County Sheriff’s K-9 unit assisted in the search at the scene, but did not result in locating the suspect.
Police did not specify the amount of money stolen. Police responded just after 11 p.m. The restaurant closes at 10 p.m.
In the second incident, police responded shortly after 5 a.m. to the Dunkin Donuts on Main Road in Jamesport after an employee reported that the front entry door was broken. Police determined that at 10:36 p.m., someone broke the glass door and remained inside “for a short period of time before exiting through the same door and fleeing in an unknown direction.”
Anyone with information on either incidents is asked to contact police at 631-727-4500.