Two Albany businesses broken into

Verizon and Mediacom broken into and ransacked

ALBANY — Two northwest Albany businesses were broken into early Thursday morning, police officials say, though the would-be thieves took nothing of value.

Officials of the Albany Police Department say that officers responded to an active alarm at Verizon Wireless, 1100 N. Westover Blvd, at 2:31 a.m., where they discovered glass had been broken at the front door of the business. A Verizon representative arrived at the scene and determined nothing was missing from the location, police officials say, though the inside of the building was ransacked.

According to officials, while police were investigating the Verizon incident, an officer heard glass breaking nearby. Once the officer had finished clearing the Verizon building, he walked to Mediacom Cable at 1104 Westover Blvd., where he discovered that business also had been broken into and ransacked, officials say.

It appeared that someone had gone through the cash registers and desk drawers inside the Mediacom building, police said, but nothing was found to be missing.

Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman for the APD said no arrests have been made so far and the investigation is continuing.