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Burglars break into Claremont homes with residents inside

Police are looking for “hot prowl” burglars who broke into three different Claremont homes within two days.

The first break-in occurred on the 100 block of Cleary Court on January 12 at 9:30 p.m., according to a release from the Claremont Police Department. The burglars entered the home by breaking a downstairs window.

The resident, who was home at the time, heard glass breaking and saw flashlights downstairs. The resident called out to the burglars, who fled the scene. There is no suspect or vehicle description.

Another home was broken into on January 14 around 10:30 p.m. on the 1000 block of Cascade Place. According to police, the two thieves entered the home by breaking a glass window of a rear door and unlocking it.

The thieves then fled when they saw the resident inside the house. The resident followed the burglars into the back yard, but lost sight of them. A purse was stolen from the home. 

The suspects were described as Hispanic men, 5 feet, 10 inches tall and 180 pounds.

During the investigation, police discovered that the house next door had also been burglarized at an unknown time. A large television, cameras, jewelry and other items were taken from the home.

It is unknown if any of the burglaries are related. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.

Matthew Bramlett

news@claremont-courier.com

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