Sharon police have upped patrols in the city after a rash of burglaries and thefts since Friday.
At least seven homes were targeted on the West Hill and in North Sharon and residents were home during three of the incidents, Chief Mike Menster said.
Menster urged citizens to keep an eye out in their neighborhoods and call 911 immediately if they saw anything suspicious.
People should also keep their home and car doors and windows locked, Menster said, as many of the victims left theirs unsecured.
Menster said three of the burglaries were on the same street with the same method and seem to be related, but it’s hard to say at this point in the investigation if the others are connected.
Police said a man who lives in the 400 block of Lorain woke up at 6:30 a.m. Friday and found his iPad missing from his nightstand and an XBox game system and controllers and the keys to his vehicle gone. The keys were found in his car’s ignition.
The burglar entered an open window and used a plastic chair to climb through, police said.
Someone also tried to break into two other homes Friday on Lorain.
Police said a screen was cut to a first floor window of a home in the 300 block and there was a folding chair under it but the window was locked.
Another house in the 400 block had screens pushed up but the windows were locked and no one got in, police said.
Also on the West Hill, a woman called police at 11:43 p.m. Saturday after someone broke the glass in her back door in the 300 block of Ridge Way with a statue. Her purse, which had $400 and personal papers, was stolen from a chair.
Across town on Monday, police were called at 11:41 a.m. to a home in the 600 block of Thornton Street for a burglar in the house.
Police said a woman was in her living room and a man came down the stairs from the second floor. She yelled at him and he ran out the back door.
The man entered an unlocked side door and the woman said a diamond ring, a wedding band and a gold necklace were stolen.
She described the burglar as a white male, about 19 years old between 5 feet 8 inches tall and 5 feet 11 inches tall.
Police were called Monday evening for a burglary between 2 and 3 p.m. in the 800 block of North Sharpsville Avenue. Someone went in an unlocked door and stole a 40-inch flatscreen television worth $950.
At 5 a.m. Tuesday a man left his home in the 300 block of Grant Street and saw someone hanging in the window of his car.
The resident approached the car and the man, who was described as 6 feet tall with short, light hair, jumped out, shoved him and ran west.
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