Burglary leads sought

Published 10:33 pm Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Suffolk Police are seeking assistance from the public in solving a string of daytime burglaries that have occurred in the past two months.

There have been 52 burglaries in the city since Feb. 1, said city spokeswoman Debbie George. The burglaries are usually committed during the daytime hours, when homeowners are at work. The thieves appear to be targeting flat-screen televisions and jewelry.

Police received a report of a suspicious silver or gray Dodge Charger in the area of one of the burglaries, George added.

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Police are following possible leads, but still need help from the public. Citizens should be aware and watch out for unusual vehicles, possibly unlicensed door-to-door salespeople, vehicles stopped in unusual places, or any suspicious activity or people in the area, she said.People at home during the day should look out for their neighbors and immediately call 911 if they observe anything suspicious.

Anyone who has information on the burglaries is asked to call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers to Crime Line never have to give their names or appear in court, and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.