MONTROSE – A string of Montrose burglaries has put the local residents and the police department on alert.
The Montrose Police Department is handling the investigation of more than 14 residential burglaries in the area since the beginning of the year, said Gene Lillard, public information officer for the department.
“This volume of residential [burglaries] are rare for the city and county of Montrose,” he said. “They need to be caught.”
The break-ins have occurred throughout town; at least five took place in the Cobble Creek subdivision.
“It looks like the crooks are taking smaller items … jewelry and small electronics and such. Nothing big in size,” Lillard said.
Although there are similarities between the burglaries, Lillard said, not all of them are related.
In some cases, there were signs of forced entry; in others, the culprits entered through unlocked doors and windows, Lillard said.
As of Monday, the police department was still investigating the cases and following leads, but had not developed any strong suspects.
“We have received several calls from concerned citizens about suspicious persons in their subdivisions over the weekend,” he said, adding that the department is working on field identification of those persons.
No arrests had been made as of Monday regarding the burglaries, Lillard said.
People with any information on the burglaries are asked to contact the Montrose Police Department at 252-5200 during business hours or at 252-4021 after hours.
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