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Police investigate recent burglary

Yellow Springs police have been investigating a burglary that took place sometime during the afternoon on Monday, April 29, at a Marshall Street residence. The intruder forced open a screen door on the back deck of the home, according to Police Chief Anthony Pettiford today, and took antique rings and a gold necklace.

The April 30 break-in was the most recent of a string of burglaries in the village that began the end of January. Since then, seven burglaries and two attempted break-ins, all taking place in daytime when residents were away from their homes, have taken place, with the most recent one on April 21.

On April 19, police issued a Hyper Reach alert to all village residents warning them of the burglaries and urging villagers to lock doors and windows. All of the previous burglaries except the latest involved the intruder entering through unlocked doors and windows; only this week was forced entry involved.

In an April 25 article in the News, Chief Pettiford stated that the police had identified a “person of interest” in the crimes and are continuing to investigate. The person is not believed to be dangerous or violent, but police do continue to urge villagers to lock their homes.

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