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Webster PD: Six burglaries, one street

Webster, N.Y.-- Webster Police are investigating the burglary and attempted burglary of six homes on Cherry Laurel Circle.

Investigators say someone entered occupied homes between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. early Friday morning.

It's a lousy feeling knowing that someone is in your home thats unwanted, said Jim Roeder.

Roeders home was broken into as he, his wife and his children were sleeping upstairs. The intruders took iPads, jewelry and cash.

It feels terrible and the main thing is we've got kids sleeping in the house and just to think that someone is in the house with our kids? he said.

Webster Police Department Lt. Dennis Kohlmeier said that the burglaries do not fit a usual pattern of burglaries in the town.

To have that many houses on one street entered, the amount of time for the suspects to remain in the neighborhood to commit the crimes, and the fact the houses were occupied at the time-- that's rare, Kohlmeier explained. That's an aggressive pattern.

The suspect got in through the first floor windows by cutting or removing the window screens.

According to Kohlmeier, some of the victims like the Roeders even had dogs in the home. Either the dogs didnt bark or if they did, the homeowners didnt get up to investigate. Kohlmeier believes that this is because many residents think that their quiet neighborhood was safe.

That level of complacency we get living in a safe community puts us at a disadvantage, he explained.

The burglars got away with small electronics and cash. The Roeders alone had about $1,500 worth of property stolen.

Police do not have a description of the suspect or suspects, but they believe whoever is responsible got away in a vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Webster Police Department or 911.


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