STEUBENVILLE - Local law enforcement officials are investigating a series of overnight breaking and enterings.
Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said he was called early today regarding a breaking and entering at the Pytash Market and at the Special Way store.
Both businesses are located on state Route 213.
"We arrived at the one store within two minutes of the alarm sounding," the sheriff said.
"At this point we believe it may be a male and female involved. We do have video from the one store and we are investigating the incidents," said Abdalla.
He also said his deputies are working with City Police who were investigating break-ins at several West End businesses.
Police Chief Bill McCafferty said three businesses, including Monro Muffler at 4248 Sunset Blvd., 777 Gaming at 4246 Sunset Blvd. and Puerta Vallarta at 4101 Sunset Blvd. were broken into during the night.
"We believe these break-ins are directly related to the break-ins on state Route 213. We are working closely with the sheriff's department to put together the information," McCafferty said today.
"There are no suspects at this time, but we are following several leads and the investigation is continuing," McFafferty said.
He noted a patrol officer checking the businesses saw a broken window, which started the initial investigation.