Greenwood Village police report increase in home break-ins

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. -- Police in a South Denver suburb have reported seeing an increase in the number of home burglaries in the last two weeks.

On Wednesday, Greenwood Village Police released details about five break-ins that have occurred since March 31st.

They tell FOX31 Denver , the break-ins have happened on E. Tufts Circle, S. Akron way, S. Clarkson Street, And E. Prentice place.

The thieves, who police believe may be responsible for burglaries across metropolitan Denver, are accused of stealing small electronics, jewelry, and easy to grab valuables.

"They can get in your house really fast, even if it's locked, and that's pretty scary," said Margaret Roberts, a theft victim.

On Monday, March 31, Roberts reported thieves stole several items including an iPad and a jewelry box. Police have arrested one person in connection with the robberies but have not released his identity because charges are still pending.

The one thief already behind bars is accused of trying to take the stolen items to an Aurora pawn shop while using a stolen Lexus SUV.

Greenwood Village police are encouraging homeowners to remain vigilant of their neighborhoods and encourage people to keep doors locked while away from their property.


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