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Walla Walla Police are searching for a suspect who burglarized Best Pizza Ever and Pacific Express Asian Bistro.

Apparently, a man broke in through a back glass door at both restaurants, according to police.

The first, at Pacfic Express, 435 Ash St., happened sometime overnight between June 8 and June 9, Sgt. Eric Knudson said.

The second, at Best Pizza Ever, 1619 Isaacs Ave., occurred at 2:46 a.m. June 20, he said. The man stole an undisclosed amount of cash from both businesses’ registers, he said.

There were similar characteristics of the suspect in both cases, he said, but “substantial differences in time.” However, due to the similar entry method, police suspect it was the same man.

Those with information on the cases may call police at 509-527-4434.

Emily Thornton can be reached at emilythornton@wwub.com or 509-526-8325.

Emily Thornton covers courts and emergency services, as well as other various stories. She has been in the newspaper industry off and on since roughly 1999 and lived primarily on the West Coast, but also Florida and Europe.