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Daylight burglaries probed in Masontown

Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, 9:27 p.m.
 

Burglars have struck six homes in 10 days in a Fayette County community, including on Christmas, according to police.

Masontown police Chief Joe Ryan said the burglaries are concentrated in the eastern section of the borough, with the most recent occurring on Christmas and Christmas Eve.

Ryan said in most of the burglaries, the residents were gone for only short periods of time when the break-ins occurred. The burglars usually gained entry by kicking in a door, he said.

On Christmas Eve, a home was targeted when the owner left to run a few errands around town. On Christmas, a home was burglarized when the residents left for a few hours to visit relatives.

Ryan said wrapped Christmas gifts were taken, including an electronic tablet in the Christmas Eve burglary. In the Christmas burglary, thieves stole three television sets, jewelry and various gifts, Ryan said.

Residents are asked to call 911 if they see strangers or anyone suspicious in their neighborhood, Ryan said.

“If people are aware of people they have not seen before, call 911 and let us check it out,” Ryan said, noting the department already has followed up on a number of leads.

 

 
 


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