EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

March 29, 2013

Salem has three daytime burglaries this week

By Jo-Anne MacKenzie

---- — SALEM — Police responded Wednesday to two more daytime burglaries, just two days after one was reported on Pelham Road.

In the two most recent cases, homes on Howard and Pleasant streets were burglarized during the day. In these burglaries, the homes were locked and the thief or thieves forced their way in, Deputy police Chief Shawn Patten said.

Police went to a Howard Street home at 1 p.m. Wednesday after the homeowner returned to find the front door kicked in, the house ransacked.

The suspects made off with about $2,000 worth of items — a computer, jewelry box with jewelry and several credit cards, Patten said.

At 4 p.m. that same day, police were called to a home on Pleasant Street that also had been burglarized.

In this case, the thief forced open a window off a porch, police said. That home, too, was ransacked, Patten said, but the only thing taken was a checkbook.

In the burglary on Pelham Road Monday, the homeowners had left the house unlocked. Jewelry, silver certificates and silver coins worth several thousand dollars were taken in that theft.

Police do not have any witness or suspects in any of these cases, Patten said.

Residents are asked to be vigilant and immediately report any suspicious activity, vehicles or people to police.

Anyone with information about any of these burglaries is asked to call police at 893-1911 or the Southern NH Crimeline at 893-6600.