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Updated: Police Investigate Rash of Burglaries in Durham

Thieves have been targeting jewelry and computer equipment inside homes, according to police.

Updated: Police Investigate Rash of Burglaries in Durham


State Police are investigating a string of residential burglaries, as well as a car break-in in Durham over the course of the last two weeks, Resident State Trooper Pete DiGioia said Wednesday.

It's not clear if the crimes are connected but the thieves targeted jewelry and computer equipment, according to DiGioia.

The victims live on Saw Mill Road, Tuttle Road, Madison Road and Lexington Place. An unsuccessful burglary on Saw Mill Road is under investigation as well, he said.

"We also had a car break-in on Haddam Quarter Road. The car was locked but a window was smashed to get in," DiGioia told Patch. In that case, numerous laptop computers that had been placed in the passenger seat were stolen.

A chainsaw left in the trunk of the car was also taken, according to a report.

The car break-in happened sometime between 12 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. the report says.

Residents who witness suspicious activity are urged to contact the Resident Trooper's office at 860-349-2325 or State Police at 860-399-2100.

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