Boulder police are looking for a man they believe is responsible for two burglaries this week of nearby Pearl Street restaurants.
The incidents occurred one after the other on Monday afternoon, police said.
Around 2 p.m. at the Lazy Dog, 1346 Pearl St., a manager found a man standing in a lower-level office that is not open to the public. The man pretended to be looking for someone and left when the manager told him no one with that name worked there, police said.
Police said it appears the man stole cash from the office before leaving.
Around 2:20 p.m., the owner of Pizza Calore, 1336 Pearl St., a few doors down, saw a man with a similar appearance in a rear hallway, police said. The owner remembered seeing the same person walk past his office a few days before and confronting him about his reason for being there.
The owner told police the man claimed to be looking for a friend, and he escorted the man out. He was able to take a silver certificate from a wall in an office before leaving.
Police believe the same person is responsible for both burglaries. He is described as a white man between 5-feet, 10-inches and 6-feet tall, with a thin build. He appears to be between 35 and 40 years old. He was wearing blue jeans, a red plaid, short-sleeved shirt and a tan-colored baseball cap.
Police also released photos of the suspect from surveillance video.
Anyone with any information about the burglaries or who recognizes the suspect should call Boulder police Detective Steve Faber at 303-441-3384. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. Information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers online at www.crimeshurt.com.