Open garage door leads to home burglary in Paradise Valley

The Paradise Valley Police Department is at 6433 E Lincoln Drive. (File photo)

The Paradise Valley Police Department is at 6433 E Lincoln Drive. (File photo)

A Paradise Valley home became the victim of a home burglary after a residential garage door was left open, according to police.

At 10:31 a.m. on March 9, the Paradise Valley Police Department was notified of a delayed residential burglary report in the 4600 block of E. Pebble Ridge Road.

Upon arrival officers were told the burglary occurred between last night at about 10:30 p.m. on March 8, and 8 a.m. on March 9. During that time someone entered the open garage and stole miscellaneous items, the police stated.

Locking doors can prevent a burglar from gaining entry to the home. Using alarms usually reduces the amount of time burglars are inside the house and the amount of property they have time to steal. It also causes the burglars to rush which often leads to mistakes and additional evidence being left, enhancing the chance of catching the suspect and recovering any stolen property, the police stated.

Anyone with information regarding this burglary, call the Paradise Valley Police Department at 480-948-7410.

Remember to always close your garage when not in use, lock your doors and set your alarm. 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, please contact Community Resource Officer Kevin Albert at KAlbert@ParadiseValleyAZ.gov.

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