LAPD Investigating Series of Burglaries at Encino Businesses on Ventura Boulevard

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About nine businesses reported being burglarized overnight along Ventura Boulevard in Encino, Los Angeles police said Tuesday.

The first call came in the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Valley Division shortly after midnight, according to Detective John Deorbecker.

As business owners and employees started to come into work in the morning, calls continued to come in until about 9 a.m., the detective said.

Mostly money was stolen, but the theft reports varied from location to location, he said.

In a photo provided by a victim, an LAPD officer responds to a burglary at a massage business in Encino on Jan. 27, 2015.

In a photo provided by a victim, an LAPD officer responds to a burglary at a massage business in Encino on Jan. 27, 2015.

The front door of a massage business was smashed, photos from the scene showed, and a dry cleaning business was also targeted. Both businesses were located in the same strip mall near White Oak avenue.

"It's hard for us," said the owner of the dry cleaning business, who did not want to give her name. "I am cleaning shirt for $2.20. You know how much I have to clean to make $50? When they take that money ... it's hard."

Early Tuesday morning, a West Valley lieutenant said the five burglaries identified so far had occurred between White Oak and Haskell avenues.

Two men were believed to be responsible and they had not been arrested, Deorbecker said.

Police planned to release surveillance video but it was not available by Tuesday evening.

KTLA's Carly Bagingito contributed to this article.