By Alex Lippa
---- — ATKINSON — A Highland Avenue home was broken into this week while the residents were away.
Police said a resident noticed a jewelry box had been rifled through and five pieces were missing. Sgt. Patrick Caggiano estimated the jewelry to be worth no more than $1,000.
Caggiano said yesterday there were no signs of forced entry and it is unknown how the thief entered the house.
The residents left Monday and returned Wednesday. There are no suspects, he said.
“We are looking into all possible avenues,” Caggiano said. “We try and check the pawn shop databases in the area and see if anything matching what was stolen has been sold.”