Burglars target multiple homes in Westchester Co.

December 22, 2010 3:23:55 PM PST
Bedford, Pound Ridge, and Westchester County police were on the move today on the ground and overhead.

They were racing from one house alarm to another on Tuesday. Burglars in broad daylight robbed seven Bedford homes all in the same general area.

The thieves ransacked the homes, bypassed Christmas presents, and got away with jewelry, electronics and video game systems.

Particularly disturbing for authorities is the number of people who called police today saying they saw something suspicious on Tuesday.

"They were observed in several different areas. The same vehicle description, the same persons description. It would have been helpful to get that information right away," Lt. Jeff Dickan said.

Dickan said the thieves first knocked on the homeowner's front door and if no one answered they looked for a way inside.

One resident, who was home and encountered the suspects, told police a thin black woman, 25-30 years old with red hair, asked for directions. Her partner was a black man in a black sedan, she said.

"It just seemed odd that they were looking for a roadway on the other side of town and that gave suspicion to the homeowner," Dickan said.

Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to contact police.

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