GREENBURGH, N.Y. The Greenburgh Police Department has noticed two strings of burglaries in Edgemont and the Hillside Avenue sections of town.
From Nov. 1 to Nov. 27, police reported five burglaries in the streets off of Hillside Avenue, including Tomahawk Drive, Winnetou Road, Indian Trial and Leather Stocking Lane. Another seven burglaries were reported in the Fort Hill Road area throughout October and November, including hits on High Point Lane, Cherrywood Road, Evandale Road, Sheridan Road, Mendham Avenue, Greenville Road and Pheasant Run.
In the Edgemont area, the burglars allegedly entered the houses by breaking the rear sliding glass door, and stole mostly jewelry and cash. In the Hillside Avenue area, the burglars are reported to have entered through unlocked windows and doors, taking jewelry, cash, laptops and video games.
Police cannot confirm if the two strings of burglaries are connected, said Lieutenant Brian Ryan. Two simultaneous investigations are underway.
"We are taking proactive measures to apprehend or deter whoever is responsible for this," said Ryan. "It may not necessarily be the same people responsible. We haven't established that yet. We're still working in both areas. We're just trying to see if there's any link, but right now they are being treated as two separate areas of investigation."
The past two months appear to be somewhat burglary-heavy for the town. From Jan. 1 to Dec. 4, 2011, Ryan confirmed 49 burglaries in Unincorporated Greenburgh with over 10 stemming in the past two months.
"They are being investigated with our resources," said Ryan. "We're hoping for a satisfactory conclusion on our end soon."
In late November, a 24-year-old Yonkers man took Hastings Police on a three-hour long chase after an attempted burglary at Homewood Road in Hartsdale. He was later found and arrested.
Police Officer Peter D'Andreano of the crime prevention unit, cautioned residents to lock their windows and doors, and to keep their alarms activated.
If residents have any information about the burglaries, please call the Greenburgh Police Department's detective division at 914-682-5348.
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