Home burglars hit Paradise Valley hard during February

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Four Paradise Valley homes fell victim to burglars last week between Feb. 19 and 20; no suspects have been located, according to town officials.

At 9:42 p.m. on Feb. 19, the Paradise Valley Police Department was notified of a forced residential burglary in the 6300 block of N. 42nd Street. Upon arrival, officers were told the burglary occurred between 6-9:40 p.m.

Forced entry was made to the rear of the residence and jewelry was stolen, according to a Paradise Valley Police Department press release. The home does not have an alarm.

Also at 9:42 p.m. on Feb. 19, the Paradise Valley Police Department was notified of a forced residential burglar in the 6800 block of E. Horseshoe Road. Upon arrival, officers were told the burglary occurred between 5:15-9:40 p.m.

Forced entry was made to the side of the residence. Jewelry, cash and other miscellaneous items were stolen, police said. The home has an alarm but it was not in use.

Then, at 8:50 p.m. on Feb. 20, the Paradise Valley Police Department was dispatched to a residential burglary alarm in the 4200 block of E. Keim Drive.

Upon arrival officers discovered a verified burglary with forced entry to the rear of the residence. It is unknown if there was anything stolen at this time, according to the press release.

Lastly, at 9:56 p.m. on Feb. 20, the Paradise Valley Police Department was dispatched to a residential burglary alarm in the 5400 block of E. Fanfol Drive. Upon arrival, officers discovered damage to a rear door where a suspect attempted to make entry but was unsuccessful. The officers searched the residence and conducted a neighborhood canvass but a suspect was not located.

The Paradise Valley Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit will be following up on these crimes.

“Locking doors can prevent a burglar from gaining entry to a home. In addition, using alarms usually reduces the amount of time burglars are inside the house and the amount of property they have time to steal,” stated the press release. “It also causes them to rush, which often leads to mistakes and additional evidence being left enhancing the chance of catching the suspect.”

In addition, the police recommend motion and glass break sensors, as well as marking property with a product like Anti-Theft Dogs, so it is identifiable.

Any residents with information regarding any of these burglaries should call the Paradise Valley Police Department at 480-948-7410. Do not hesitate to all the police if suspicious neighborhood activity is noticed.

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