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Four homes burglarized in Saratoga Springs

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Residents in Saratoga Springs are on alert, after four homes were burglarized Friday night, into Saturday morning. Our Madeleine Rivera is in Saratoga with more on the police department's ongoing investigation.


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- "You see kids playing and it's a real community. We all know one another," said Robert Moore, who lives on America Way.

So, when residents heard of four burglaries that happened in their neighborhood, they were shocked.

"Very unexpected," said Moore.

The burglaries happened within an eight hour period. Between 10 p.m. Friday night and 6 a.m. Saturday morning, three homes on America way, just doors away from each other, were hit. Another house on Balmain court, the next street over, was also burglarized.

"One neighbor got robbed during the midnight and morning hours. And, they got robbed while they were sleeping," said Jose Fuertes.

The incidents are especially alarming to Saratoga Springs Police Lieutenant John Catone.

"When you have that type of aggressiveness where you're willing to burglarize someone's home while they're in it, you're going to do this at all costs. That's very concerning," said Catone.

Meanwhile, residents here said they're increasing their security measures.

"We've been concerned about security out here for a while, and this will probably just try to get us to move more to increase security measures," said Bruce Morrow, a Saratoga Springs resident.

"You just have to protect your family and now we're thinking of getting an alarm," said Fuertes.

Catone said the burglaries that happened Friday night are similar to some business burglaries that have happened in the city over the past month and a half. But, there are no suspects at this time. If you have any info, police are asking that you contact them at (518)-584-1800.

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