Police: home alarm systems make a difference in burglaries

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Paradise Valley police officers responded to a residential break-in on the evening of Saturday, Nov. 11, which police credit an alarm as a helpful tool in catching the perpetrator.

Around 7:25 p.m. police were dispatched to the report of a burglary alarm at a residence in the block of north 33rd Place, according to officials. Upon arrival officers found the house alarmed and locked but the backdoor was broken.

The victim stated in a police report that the only known missing items were some pieces of jewelry.

After a search around the neighborhood officers found some of the stolen jewelry on the ground a short distance away, officials stated.

“Using alarms usually reduces the amount of time burglars are inside your house and also the amount of property they have time to steal,” stated officials in a report.

An alarm causes burglars to rush which often leads to mistakes and additional evidence being left, therefore enhancing the chance of catching the suspect and recovering stolen property, according to the report.

Officers have been able to locate several pieces of evidence in this investigation. The Paradise Valley Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit is following up on this crime, according to officials.

Resident with information regarding this burglary should contact the Paradise Valley Police Department at 480-948-7410.

Any residents who see suspicious information in their neighborhood should contact the police. The emergency number is 911 and the Paradise Valley Police Department crime stopper phone number is 480-948-7410 for other types of calls.

“Remember to always lock your doors and set your alarm,” stated officials. “Motion and glass break sensors are an extremely important part of any alarm system. Marking property, with a product like Anti-Theft Dots so it is identifiable, also greatly increases the chance of recovery.”

For a home security survey or tips on how to make your home safer, contact Community Resource Officer Kevin Albert at KAlbert@ParadiseValleyAZ.gov .

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