Police received a call on Friday, February 3, at about 5 a.m., from a Plain Dealer carrier who was delivering to the store in the plaza. The carrier reported that the large front window of Hollywood Hounds Pet Spa had been shattered. Hollywood Hounds Pet Spa is located at 10019 West 130 Street, north of Albion Road. Police responded to the break-in, where a theft had occurred. This will be the fourth business in recent weeks that had a theft occur in North Royalton.
According to North Royalton Police Detective David Loeding, the suspect pried open a cash register and took money, as well as a donation jar. The amount was less than $200. To date, no arrests have been made, but police officials are reviewing security footage that shows the vehicle used in the crime.
This is the fourth breaking and entering that has taken place since the December 27 theft from Accurate Arms and Ammunition, located at 6834 Bunker Road. Surveillance video shows the burglars smashing their way into the store with what is believed to be a sledgehammer. Seven rifles were taken from Accurate Arms, which is a federal firearms licensee, according to the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). They then fled in a stolen car.
On January 3, a man and women in their 40’s from Cleveland smashed the front doors of Discount Drug Mart, located at 5500 Wallings Road and stole cigarettes. Several days later, on January 8, the pair, and a 50-year-old man broke into the front door of Joe D’s Beverage, located at 5261 Wallings Road . At that location, they stole cigarettes and alcohol. All three of thefts took place in the early morning hours.
Security alarms prompted the police to arrive at the Joe D’s Beverage location and after a joint pursuit from officers from both the North Royalton Police Department and the Broadview Heights Police Department, the three were captured. The value of the items stolen in both locations totaled about $1,000 each. The cost of the damage in the process of the theft was much more, according to North Royalton Detective David Loeding. Video surveillance in both locations did show segments of the crimes. They have been charged with Theft, Aggravated Theft; Breaking and Entering; Vandalism; Tampering with Evidence; Receiving Stolen Property; Failure to Comply with Order, Signal of Police; and Possessing Criminal Tools.
Officials from the North Royalton Police and the ATF continue to make progress and continue to work on solving the Accurate Arms and Ammunition theft.
Anyone with information about the crime should contact David Loeding at the North Royalton Police Department at 440-582-6218, or the ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867); via email at ATFTips@atf.gov or through an online tip service at www.atf.gov/contact/atf-tips.

Contributing Writer