Burglars continue Claremont holiday shopping spree

Between December 5 and December 10, four residential burglaries were reported in the northeast area of Claremont north of Base Line Road, according to police. This week, two more incidents were added to those casualties. On Monday, December 16, burglars entered a home in the 700 block of W. 10th Street by prying open a rear door. An estimated $2000 in cash and other property were stolen. The same day, crooks also broke into a home in the 200 block of Lamar Drive. They forced entry by smashing a bedroom window, according to Lieutenant Mike Ciszek. An unknown amount of jewelry and other miscellaneous items were taken.

A third attempted burglary was reported on Friday, December 13 in the 3900 block of Shelter Grove Drive. Glass had been removed from the home’s rear window, but it appeared the perpetrator had not made entry into the home, according to police. A report was taken.

Each of these crimes occurred between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and in every case burglars gained entry by tampering with a rear door or window. Investigation is underway. Claremont residents are urged to immediately report any suspicious activity to the Claremont Police Department at 399-5411.

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