Police have responded to three residential burglaries in the Woodbury Heights neighborhood over the past two weeks, and remind residents to review safety measures at their homes.
The burglaries—in the area of Meadow Lane and Edgewood Drive—have occurred at varying times and days in homes that were unoccupied.
The thieves forced entry into the homes through a front or side door, and targeted items appear to be electronics and jewelry.
Police issued the following safety tips:
Make Your Home Look and Sound Occupied
By day, leave drapes and shades in normal position-the way you have them when at home.
Don’t leave easily movable valuables in sight close to windows or in plain view.
At night, leave on some inner lights such as bathrooms and hallways.
Consider buying automatic timers that turn lamps on after dark, then off a few hours later or at dawn. These timers can turn a radio on, too, so your home sounds occupied.
Never leave garage doors open, especially with no car in sight. This is like a WELCOME sign to burglars. It’s best to keep your garage door closed even when you’re at home.
When leaving, don’t forget to remove easily stolen objects like a power mower, garden hose, lawn chairs, bicycles and the like from your yard and keep them safely locked up.
Be a Good Neighbor
Keep an eye on your neighbor’s homes and get them to do the same for you.
If you see something suspicious: movement inside when a home should be empty, a strange car or truck in the driveway, a loiterer; call your local law enforcement agency immediately.
Make a reasonable effort to get a good description and license number, without endangering yourself. Burglars have been known to use a truck and openly carry off valuable possessions. If neighbors haven’t mentioned moving, be suspicious. Crime is often uncovered by a call of suspicious circumstance. See something; say something!
Don’t Reward the Burglar Who Does Get In
Never keep large sums of cash around the house.
Keep valuable jewelry that you don’t often use in a safety deposit box.
People can contact the Woodbury Public Safety Department with any questions or concerns.
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