Call them the grinches that burgle Christmas.
With the holiday fast approaching, burglaries occurred in 13 businesses in Superior early Wednesday.
Some had their back doors crow-barred open, others were kicked in ... and the business owners woke up to phone calls with the bad news.
Among the victims ... a nail salon had the cash register emptied, and a garage was robbed of $330.00.
Superior police also are investigating thefts of Christmas presents from private homes in a number of burglaries the same morning.
Evidence being used by investigators includes a videotape from one business believed to show a burglar wearing a bandanna or mask.