NEWPORT—The Newport Police Department responded to two burglaries at local businesses over the weekend.

On Friday, officers were dispatched to Backway Inn concerning a burglary that occurred. Upon arrival, Patrolman Michael Robey spoke with Randall Lindsey, who said when he arrived at the business, he noticed the back door was open.

Lindsey said as he walked in he noticed a safe was broken into and items were scattered on the floor.

The report did not indicate if anything was reported stolen.

Burglary at Audrey’s Sports Bar

Law enforcement officers are searching for a white male who fled from Relax Inn in a Nissan Sentra after he broke into Audrey’s Sports Bar Saturday afternoon.

Patrolman Jordan Douglas was dispatched to the bar in reference to a burglary alarm.

Upon arrival, Ptl. Douglas spoke with the owner, who showed officers a hole in the wall where the suspect gained entry.

Officers then reviewed video surveillance that showed a tall, white male enter through the hole in the wall, walking slowly around the bar. As the alarm system sounded, the male ran out of the business.

According to the report, officers spoke with an employee at Relax Inn, who said the male parked a Nissan Sentra at the hotel and then jumped a fence and went behind the building.

The employee said he witnessed the male return to the vehicle and flee from the scene.

Officers were able to obtain the vehicle’s tag number.

Nothing was reported stolen.

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