STAMFORD, CONN. -- Stamford police have released a security video of three suspects in several recent break-ins at a city strip mall this week.
The burglaries were committed at businesses at 414 West Main St. around 6 a.m. on Monday, May 16, police said.
The three suspects were all decked out in hoodies and were wearing gloves, but two of them apparently forgot to cover their faces, police said.
In the first part of the video, one of the suspects is seen crouching down as he or she tries to open several cabinet doors. That suspect kept his or her face covered.
The second suspect, a light-skinned male, appears to be talking on a cell phone as he glances around, apparently looking for stuff to steal.
The third suspect, whose face was also uncovered, sports a mustache and goatee. In the video, it looks like he is trying to cover his face after spotting a security camera.
One of the suspects, who was wearing distinctive striped gloves, takes a tablet device out from behind a cash register. Seconds later, another suspect, a light-skinned male with closely cropped hair, is shown emerging from a storage area or office clutching handfuls of lottery scratch-off tickets.
A video shot outside shows a white SUV, possibly a newer model Ford Explorer, pulling up as the three flee the building.
They are shown running in the general direction of the SUV, but are not shown getting into it.
One of the three discards what looks to be a sledgehammer, which police said was used to force entry into the businesses.
Stamford police are asking anyone with any information about the crimes to call their Property Crimes Unit at (203)-977-4407.
Anonymous tips can also be left by phone or by inboxing police on their Facebook page, they said.
Police are advising the public not to approach the suspects, but to call police if they spot them.