Police in three metro cities are investigating burglaries or robberies that happened Wednesday.
The first was in Ankeny just before 6 a.m. It happened at The Laundry Place on South Ankeny Boulevard.
The security system snapped these photos before the suspects reportedly ripped the cameras from the ceiling.
The Cigarette Outlet at 2800 University in Des Moines was also robbed at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Shortly after, Scott’s Shoppe in West Des Moines was also targeted. But the clerk there defied the armed man.
If you have information on any of the thefts, contact Polk County crimestoppers at (515) 223-1400.