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Four Holiday Burglaries Reported in Greenwich

GREENWICH, Conn. – Four burglaries have been reported around Greenwich since the start of the holiday season Dec. 20, police said Tuesday.

On Dec. 22, a thief or thieves entering through the second floor burglarized a residence on Silo Circle. On Christmas Day, two burglaries were reported, one on Stag Lane and the other on Halstead Avenue. On Monday, a home on Binney Lane was also burglarized through the second floor. In each instance, cash, jewelry and small portable electronics were stolen, said Lt. Kraig Gray, spokesman for the department. Police are not yet making any connections among the burglaries.

“These burglaries serve as a reminder of the need to protect yourself,” said Gray. “Judging by the second-floor forced entries, also remind that burglars will go to great lengths to get into your home.”

Police suggest investing in solid doors and quality locks on doors and windows and keeping entrances locked at all times, even while visiting neighbors or working in the yard. Installing light timers, motion detection lights, security cameras or dummy cameras can act as deterrents.

“Burglars are not interested in confrontation, so if there’s any indication someone is home or a house is being watched, they typically will stay away,” said Gray.

Police said that if you’re away for an extended period, let neighbors and the police know. Don’t announce your absence on your answering machine or broadcast travel plans. Stopping your mail and newspapers can signal that your house is unoccupied. Instead, have a neighbor or caretaker retrieve your mail promptly.

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