A resident of Ross Township reports a fifth, daytime burglary in a residential neighborhood near the Shoppes at Northway.
According to the long-time resident, police told him the break-in occurred on Sunderland Road, sometime Thursday. It's not clear what was taken, and police told the resident the burglarly was not entirely consistent with the four previous ones.
Ross Township police have spent a lot of extra time in several neighborhoods in the vicinity of the Shoppes at Northway, where a burglar or burglars struck four times within a week.
The series of break-ins began on Oct. 17 in a home on Babcock Boulevard. Three others followed:
- Oct. 20: Pinewood Terrace
- Oct. 23: Marie Drive off of Brown's Lane.
- Oct. 24: Swann Drive off of Babcock Blvd.
See the map underneath the photo box for the locations of these streets.
All four burglaries had three things in common:
- Entry was made by forcing rear doors or windows open.
- The burglar(s) appear to be looking for jewelry.
- All occurred between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Ross Police ask that residents remain vigilant:
- Report any suspicious persons or vehicles in your neighborhood.
- Look for people in the rear or side yards of homes, or knocking on any door of a house for no obvious reason.
- Keep homes locked and jewelry secured, or at the very least, out of sight.
- Call 9-1-1 immediately if you see anything suspicious.