Lock box gives burglar access to Paradise Valley home

File photo.

File photo.

A Paradise Valley home was unlawfully entered using a key from a lock box, resulting in a stolen TV and tools, according to police officials.

The Paradise Valley Police Department was notified of a residential burglary in the 7000 block of north 57th place at 6:51 a.m. on April 26.

Upon arrival, officers discovered that an unknown subject used a key from the lock box to unlock the front door and then the suspect unlawfully entered the home through the front door and removed a TV and some tools, police officials stated. The incident occurred between 7 p.m. April 25, and 6 a.m. April 26.

The home has an alarm, but it was not activated during the time of the burglary, police stated.

The Paradise Valley Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit will be following up on this crime. Locking doors can prevent a burglar from gaining entry to a home, police stated. 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.

Anyone with information about this burglary is urged to call the Paradise Valley Police Department at 480-948-7410.

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