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The Batavia Police Department is investigating several residential burglaries in the south west area of the City.

These are in addition to three reported burglaries in the same area of Pearl Street and South Main Street last week. Detective Sergeant Pat Corona says the two sets of robberies are very similar.

“We think they are related because of the location and because of the hours they occurred, the means of entry, and also the articles taken," he said.

The suspects entered the homes through unlocked doors in all cases, as well as during daytime hours. Stolen items include laptop computers, small electronics, gift cards and jewelry.

“We are puttinig some extra patrols out in that southwest area," Corona said. "Our marked cars are keeping an extra eye on the neighborhood and also we’re putting some unmarked detective units in the area during the hours these (crimes) occurred, so hopefully we can bring this to a conclusion soon.”

BPD asks residents to report any strange activity or unknown persons in their neighborhood. They say people should not attempt to intervene, but rather obtain a description of the person or persons involved, any vehicles involved as well as any direction of travel. Residents are encouraged to call 911 immediately and report the incident.

Making sure doors are locked at all times is important, Corona says, but just as important is also making sure to documenting serial numbers or other identifying numbers for valuable items. This documentation will assist the police in tracking the items if necessary.

Anyone with information regarding these burglaries is encouraged to contact the Batavia Police Department at 345-6350.  Residents may also contact the Confidential Tip Line at 345-6370.

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