Burglars struck a Lodi business for the eighth time in three days early Tuesday morning — and again they appeared to escape empty handed.
Lodi police found that the front door of USA Gasoline, on the 400 block of West Kettleman Lane, had been smashed, but nothing was stolen. Seven other businesses, all within two miles of USA Gasoline, have been burglarized since early Sunday morning.
During seven of the eight burglaries, thieves gained entrance by breaking the front door. But they haven’t managed to steal more than a few small items and a plate of pastries.
Lodi police have increased patrol with hopes of catching those responsible for the string of burglaries.