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DeWitt Police ask residents to be On the Lookout after East Side burglaries in the city and suburbs

DeWitt Police are warning residents after a series of daylight break-ins in the eastern suburbs and on the East Side of the city of Syracuse.
DeWitt (WSYR-TV) – DeWitt Police are warning residents after a series of daylight break-ins in the eastern suburbs and on the East Side of the city of Syracuse.

The most recently targeted homes were in the Dunham Road and Jamesville Road neighborhoods in DeWitt.

On Wednesday, residents reported break-ins on Draycott Road and East Genesee Street in Manlius.

Last week, they say three homes in city neighborhoods bordering DeWitt were broken into.

Police say the thieves are stealing thousands of dollars in belongings from homes.

“In our case, they had either near or just over $8,000 worth of electronics reported, big tvs, lap top computers, iPads and things of that nature,” said DeWitt Police Investigator Chris Fuller.

DeWitt Police say:

- The thieves are targeting homes between 7 and 11:30 a.m.
- They’re forcing their way in by prying or breaking side of rear windows and doors
- They’re stealing large amounts of electronics
- They may be casing neighborhoods, trying to blend in

“A neighbor in our case said she saw suspicious males walking around her neighborhood yard and the one today in Manlius, another neighbor reported they looked like they were maybe measuring windows and trying to pass as contractors,” Fuller said.

Police are currently increasing patrols in impacted neighborhoods.

They’re asking residents to:

- Review their home security video
- Let neighbors know about legitimate companies and contractors doing work on their homes
- Activate home alarms and tracking functions on electronics
- Call police to report suspicious people

If you have any information pertinent to these incidents or witnessed anything you feel is relevant, send an E-mail to: tips@townofdewitt.com.

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