So. Tempe homes hit by daytime burglaries


Tempe police are on the lookout for suspects in at least

three residential burglaries and one attempted breakin

that occurred recently in an area bounded by Elliot

and Warner roads, Rural Road and River Parkway.

All were committed on Saturdays between 6 and 10

p.m., with entry being made in each case through the rear of

the homes. On two of the occasions, police said, there were

no signs of forced entry. No one was at home in any of the


A white truck was observed by a neighbor during one of

the break-ins.

Police advise the following precautions:

• Lock all gates to your property;

• Report any suspicious vehicles, i.e., driving slow,

driving in the alley, parking nearby for an extended time;

• Watch and report any solicitor coming to the door.

Burglars often knock prior to entry;

• Make sure that, if you have a safe, it is bolted to the


• Secure all jewelry and secure it when not is use;

• Photograph all unique jewelry; record serial numbers

to electronics and laptops;

• Consider a motion detection light in your back yard;

• Start a Block Watch. Call 480-858-6343 for details;

• Keep doors, windows and garage doors closed;

• Consider a burglar alarm.

Free security inspections are available by calling

Det. Dan Brown at 480-858-6343.

Inspections take less than 20 minutes.



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