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Another home on Doylestown's Maple Avenue was burglarized Thursday, prompting police to ask neighbors to lock their doors and windows and to report anything suspicious.
It's the fourth such burglary since the beginning of the year, Doylestown Borough Police said Friday.
This burglary happened during the daytime, at a home on the 300 block of Maple Avenue.
The residents told police they left home at about 8:30 a.m. When they returned at 3:51 p.m., they saw that two rear windows had been damaged, according to the police reports.
Police said the thief or thieves appear to have entered the home by tearing a screen in one of the damaged windows.
In the previous break-ins, the thief or thieves got in through unsecured rear doors and windows during the overnight hours.
"We've had three at night, through unlocked doors or windows, and now this one during the day," Doylestown Borough Police Chief Jim Donnelly said Friday.
Officers went through the neighborhood Thursday, working the investigation.
"We always go door to door to see if anyone saw any strange people or strange vehicles in the area," Donnelly said.
Laptops, an iPad, and cash have been stolen during the burglaries.
- Jan. 11, between midnight and 5 a.m., 300 block of Maple Avenue,
- Feb. 1 or 2, between 9 p.m. and 1 p.m., 500 block of Maple Avenue
- Feb. 15 or 16, between 11 p.m. and 7:15 a.m., 300 block of Maple Avenue
- Feb. 21, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:51 p.m., 300 block of Maple Avenue
Police are reminding residents to keep all doors and windows locked and to be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious vehicles or people seen in the area.
Anyone with information regarding these burglaries is asked to call Doylestown Borough Police at 215-345-4143.