Police Investigating Interlachen, Presidential Neighborhood Burglaries

Several burglaries of homes and garages have taken place, including one on Friday morning.

Police are asking residents to be alert for suspicious activity in the wake of several burglaries that have taken place in the Interlachen neighborhood—with a burglary taking place Friday morning in the nearby South Presidential Neighborhood.

Thieves have entered garages and homes through unlocked doors and windows and stolen electronic items from vehicles and homes, according to a Friday Police Department announcement. In at least one case, thieves took car keys from an unlocked home and stole the vehicle.

Most of the crimes took place in the early morning.

In Friday morning’s burglary, someone entered a garage and stole items from inside.

The department has increased patrols in these neighborhoods and has an ongoing investigation. Police ask anyone with information on the crimes to call 952-938-8885.

Officers strongly encourage residents to take the following precautions:

  1. “Lock and secure all doors and windows to your residence. This is especially important when away from your residence or at nighttime. Be very cautious about leaving windows open.
  2. “Lock all garages and remove valuables from your vehicles. This is important even when your car is parked inside.
  3. “Record all of your serial numbers on electronic items, including cell phones MP-3 players, etc. This can be very critical in the recovery of stolen items.
  4. “Please call 911 IMMEDIATELY when you observe suspicious activity or suspicious persons. This is very important and we appreciate reported information.”

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