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Saratoga Springs Police investigate string of home burglaries

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Saratoga Springs Police are investigating a recent string of burglaries in the city. As YNN's Matt Hunter reports, in each instance, the suspect struck in broad daylight.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Saratoga Springs Police are on the lookout for the person or persons responsible for five home burglaries on the city's eastern side this week.

"The burglaries were occurring during the daytime hours when residents were either at work or away from their home," Sergeant Timothy Sicko said.

According to investigators, the first burglary was reported Wednesday afternoon.
All occurred within the area of Lincoln and Nelson Avenues, stretching to Circular Street and Lake Avenue.

"Items that were being taken were small electronics and cash, nothing major,” Sicko said. “Just small items, it seems like getting in quickly and getting out."

In at least one of the five burglaries, police believe the suspect used a latter left outside by the home owner to climb to an upstairs window or balcony and break inside.

"Keep your ladders, if you have anything outside, keep them locked up because they can be used to gain entry into your houses," Sicko said.

Officers have yet to identify a suspect. They're calling on the public for help in locating those responsible.

"Be vigilant,” Sicko said. “Keep your doors and your windows locked and also if you see anything suspicious, call us and report it so we can get out there and investigate it."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Saratoga Springs Police Department at (518) 584-1800 or at the anonymously at (518) 584-TIPS.

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