Windows of a restaurant and a store were damaged by “BB-type” projectiles on Thursday night, according to Morristown police.
Nobody was injured at Roots Steakhouse on South Street or at the T-Mobile store on Morris Street.
Both establishments were closed at the time, although some employees still were inside at Roots when the 10:48 pm incident occurred, reported Lt. Stuart Greer.
“Police Officers were stationed a few hundred feet away at the time and immediately responded to conduct an investigation.
“On arrival, employees advised that they were inside the business when they heard a loud popping sound and noted a crack in the front window,” Greer reported.
At approximately 10:57 pm, police received an alarm activation from the T-Mobile Store.
“Upon arrival, officers determined that a front window of the business had been broken and noted that a small projectile appeared to have penetrated the glass and struck a display case. A second impact point was noted on the outside of the business,” Greer said.
Morristown detectives were assisted by the crime scene unit of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office.
“As a result of the investigation, it appears that both businesses were struck by a ‘BB’ type projectile,” Greer said.
A similar incident was reported at Roots a few years ago.
Morristown Police (973-538-2200) are requesting help from anyone who saw anything suspicious or has information about these matters. Tips also can be made to Morris County Crimestoppers at 973-COP-CALL (973-267-2255).