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Rash of Burglaries Hit Takoma Park in August

There have been three burglaries in August so far.

There have been three burglaries already in August in Takoma Park, according to Takoma Park Police Crime Analysist Andrew Gucciardo.

The burglaries have occurred during weekday mornings when residents are at work. The target items inclide cash, televisions, computers and iPads, according to Gucciardo, and entry has been made through open doors and windows.

Here are the details of the three burglaries:

Case #12039437
Date:  August 10
Time:  6:50 a.m. to 7:11 a.m.
Address:  7100 block of Woodland Avenue
Entry:  Rear door forced
Property taken:  None

Case #12040145
Date:  August 14
Time:  8:34 a.m.
Address:  400 block of Ethan Allen Avenue
Entry:  Window broken
Property taken:  TV, Bose Sound dock, LG Home Blueray Home Theater
System

Case #12040240
Date:  August 14
Time:  8:30 a.m. to 4:20 p.m.
Address:  400 block of Beech Avenue
Entry:  Window, screen removed
Property taken:  Cash, two Apple MacBooks, Sony Camcorder, Nikon
Camera, iPad

To help reduce their chances of being a victim, residents can secure all doors and windows with working locks, trim shrubbery and trees away from windows and doors, keep valuable items out of plain sight, record serial numbers of items to aid in investigations, and report all suspicious persons and vehicles to the police immediately. 

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