Long Beach police say they have arrested a man they believe is responsible for a string of burglaries in Belmont Shore after an officer noticed a door that had been broken open.

The officer was patrolling Second Street around 4:45 a.m. Tuesday when he noticed that a door was open at a business, police said.

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“The officer stopped to further investigate and observed damage to the door,” the LBPD said in a statement.

When the officer walked down the block, he or she saw a total of six businesses where it appeared someone had forced their way inside, according to police, who identified each business by its address:

  • 4705 E 2nd Street, which is the location of Jr. Mex
  • 4713 E 2nd Street, which is the location of Carefree Hair Salons
  • 4801 E 2nd Street, which is the location of Philz Coffee
  • 4818 E 2nd Street, which is the location of The Dog Bakery
  • 5211 E 2nd Street, which is the location of Mini Monster Cafe
  • 5305 E 2nd Street #103, which is the location of Cinnaholic

Police said the burglar stole “miscellaneous items” from each business.

Detectives were able to use security camera footage to quickly identify a suspect and arrest him the next day in San Pedro, police said.

The LBPD identified him as Kevin Scott Plunkett, a 35-year-old resident of San Pedro.