Brazen burglars hit three Claremont homes
On Thursday, March 26 three brazen residential burglaries occurred in the north portion of the city, reminding residents to remain alert and report suspicious activity to Claremont police, even in broad daylight.
Between 2:45 p.m. and 2:53 p.m., two male adults kicked in the front door to a residence located on the 3900 block of Northampton Avenue while the resident was home. The 20-year-old victim reported that he was wearing headphones when he heard two loud bangs and went to the front of the residence where he saw two men fleeing the location. One suspect is described as a male black, dark complexion, 20-30 years old, with dreadlocks or braids. The other suspect is described as a black male, dark complexion, 20-30 years old, 6-feet tall, 160-180 pounds, dark hair, red long sleeve shirt, light colored jeans and tennis shoes. An unknown vehicle was heard leaving northbound from the location.
The second residential burglary occurred on the 2200 block of Villa Maria Road. The thieves entered the residence by smashing a front window that is enclosed by a small courtyard. Once inside the residence, the hoodlums ransacked the house and stole an unknown amount of jewelry. The resident left his home at approximately 1:00 p.m. and returned at 3:00 p.m., discovered the crime and called police.
The third reported residential burglary occurred on the 2200 block of Navarro Drive between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The suspects entered the residence by kicking in the front door. Once inside, the suspects ransacked the upstairs bedrooms and stole an unknown amount of jewelry and cash, fleeing the scene undetected.
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