At least two more businesses were targets of commercial burglary Thursday morning in the City of Antioch.
Both businesses say they were victims of burglary several days ago as well.
According to the Muscle Maker staff, this was the second time their front door was shattered and a suspect made entry. It’s close to $3,500 in damages and property loss.
According to Tailgaters, they also were hit with a broken door several days ago along with a broke window. It’s been three break ins in two months.
On Wednesday, it was reported that Hillcrest Taphouse was the victim of a burglary along with Cocina Medina Mexican Restaurant who was hit twice in the past few weeks while in December they were also a target along with four other businesses in their shopping center.
In total, there are now more than 50 known business burglaries in the City of Antioch since January 1, 2023. Business are encouraged to report their crime to police or fill out an online
The Antioch Police Department confirmed Wednesday that they only have 30 patrol officers available currently due to staffing shortages while the department sits at 78 active officers total.
- 2023: 115,000 residents w/78 officers
- 2013 -107,000 residents w/ 88 officers
- 2012: 103,000 residents w/80 officers
Appropriate staffing levels have been stated that Antioch Police would like between 50-60 officers working patrol which would also allow them to bring back traffic cops–currently, traffic cops are placed on patrol because they do not have enough bodies.
Note – Antioch Police believe they caught a suspect related to at least 10 of these burglaries. No information has been released at this time.
Antioch Police to host a business watch meeting at 6:00 pm at the community room (300 L Street)
The Antioch Police will host a community forum on Thursday, February 16 at 6:00 pm at Delta Bowl located at 3300 Delta Fair Boulevard. Members of the police department, to include Chief Steven Ford, will be there for you to meet and ask questions.