Greenwich homes targeted by series of burglaries

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Marcus Solis reports from Greenwich, where residents are on high alert after homes were targeted by burglars. (WABC)

Residents are on guard after a string of burglaries in Greenwich.

There has been a recent uptick in burglary activity, according to the Greenwich Police Department.

Last weekend, there were four burglaries in town, bringing the total for the month of May to eight. That's a significant increase over the same period a year ago, when only two homes were burglarized. The incidents occur during the day and overnight.

Police said there is no apparent pattern, but although the M.O. might be different, the items stolen are the same: cash and jewelry.

The burglaries have occurred all over town, from modest homes to larger ones. Two homes on leafy Knollwood Drive were among those burglarized over the weekend.

Police have advised residents to keep their doors locked and to enlist a neighbor to watch over their property if they go on vacation. Travelers also should avoid posting their travel dates on social media, police said, and use house alarms or timer lights.

Police also warned residents to be wary of door-to-door solicitors.

Anyone with information about burglaries or anyone who sees any suspicious activity is asked to call (203) 622-8001 or (203) 622-3333.
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