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Holiday burglaries reported in Martin

Holiday burglaries reported in Martin
A rash of burglaries throughout the City of Martin has the Martin Police Department warning residents to keep valuables out of sight and locked away. Just last week, the department responded to five vehicle burglaries and one residential burglary. According to MPD Chief David Moore, would-be thieves have hit vehicles that were unlocked. Most of the items taken during the burglaries were not necessarily Christmas presents, but Moore emphasized it is not uncommon for more thefts to occur this time of year. “Stow it, don’t show it. If people have to keep valuables in their car, then put them out of sight. We need to always use precaution, but this time of year, people need to lock their doors,” Moore said. Of four reported vehicle burglaries in the Landrum Woods area, items taken included CD’s, cameras, camera lenses, loose change, an iPod, checkbook, sunglasses, various tools and hunting knives. An iPod, Palm cell phone, CD’s, camera, sunglasses and a purse were taken from a vehicle on Dodd Drive in the Glenwood subdivision last week. On Thursday, Dec. 4 between noon and 2 p.m., a home located at 100 Stafford St. was also the target of a break-in. Items reportedly taken from the home include a 37-inch Vizio LCD television, an Xbox and a Chat Pad microphone. The MPD is asking anyone with information regarding the burglaries to call Crime Stoppers at 587-2611. Any information that will help recover property and lead to the apprehension, arrest and successful prosecution of criminals responsible for the thefts or any other crimes will be rewarded up to $1,000 through Crime Stoppers.

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