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State Police: Burglars targeting homes on back country roads

State Police say burglars are striking quiet country roads in the middle of the day to steal jewelry, purses and even cars.
LaFayette (WSYR-TV) -- Most people move out to the country to get away from crime, but a crime like burglary has no boundaries, as homeowners in Pompey, LaFayette, Fabius and Manlius are now finding out.

Burglars are striking quiet country roads in the middle of the day to steal jewelry, purses and even cars.

State Police are now asking you to be “On the Lookout” for anything and anyone suspicious.

The first theft was reported on October 5, along Pompey Center Road in Manlius, where thieves made off with a $30,000 American Iron Horse chopper.

That same day, theives hit another Manlius home and swiped a $2,000 diamond necklace.

And just last week, a Volkswagon Toureg was stolen from a driveway on Berry Road in LaFayette.

Additional incidents have been reported in the following areas, according to police:
  • 1,000 block of No. 2 Road, Manlius
  • 1,000 block of Watervale Road, Manlius
  • 1,000 block of Purcell Road, Fabius
Take the extra time to secure your home and take the keys out of your cars.

“If one is unlocked, maybe there’s more, they’re going to keep coming back, so we want people to stay vigilant,” State Police spokesman Jack Keller said.

State Police have no suspect descriptions, so that’s where you come in. If you saw something or someone suspicious, call State Police at 677-9971.
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