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Rash of home burglaries under investigation in Windsor Locks

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Windsor Locks police are warning residents about a rash of home burglaries that have happened over the past month.

Police said suspects have forced their way into homes through doors, pushed window air conditioning units in, sliding doors and forced windows open.

The burglaries, and attempted burglaries, have all happened at night.

At first residents were unaware of that burglars were targeting the area.

"The police were running around with flashlights, looking for somebody, then we found on the computer that there are robberies going on around this neighborhood," said resident James Hurdle.

Some residents said they are concerned that police waited so long to inform the public about the break-ins.

"I heard there has been about 10 break-ins in Windsor Locks so far and that the police are trying to do everything they can, but I'm not sure why they waited till the 10th break-in to release the press description," said Justin McKenny, who owns a home in the area.

Resident George Baker said the neighborhood feels different to him now.

"It [was] a nice, quiet neighborhood up until now," said Baker.

Police said most of the homes were unoccupied during the burglaries, and a variety of items have been stolen, including jewelry and firearms.

The areas that have been affected are: Cypress Road, Reed Circle, South Center Street, Belaire Circle, Heather Lane, Garry Road, Tinker Drive, Bridge, and Briarcliff.

Anyone with information or who sees something suspicious should contact police.

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