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Thieves Target Victor Homes

Victor, N.Y. Residents in Victor are taking extra measures to secure their homes from thieves. The Ontario County Sheriffs Office told 13WHAM it's been investigating burglaries in the Cobblestone Creek and surrounding developments.

John Ferrante has lived in Victor for 13 years, and said only recently he started taking more security measures.

Definitely locking the doors, alarm systems, double checking at night before you go to sleep, he said.

Sheriff Philip Povero said the thieves are taking cash, electronics and anything they can easily get their hands on. He described them as crimes of opportunity.

Items that have been stolen from cars have been stolen from unlocked cars, said Sheriff Povero. Cars that have been stolen have been stolen because the thief was able to find the keys.

Sheriff Povero said at least one of the thieves drove through the neighborhood in a stolen plow truck to commit the crime. He also said a thief even drove off in a residents vehicle.

We strongly urge people that they need to lock their vehicles, their homes and secure property where its out of sight and out of their cars, he said.

Cobblestone Creek residents said the community has also banded together to try and keep their homes safe.

Ive found that everyone has watched out for each other, said Stacey Griffith. I think theyll either get caught or theyve moved on.

Povero said three arrests have been made in connection to the burglaries.

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