Walter Mencken 9:29 a.m., Dec. 26
Escondido police report a rise in burglaries
Cops advise locking all doors and windows
There is a recent increase in burglaries overnight, either very late or in the early morning hours, according to Escondido police Lieutenant Neal Griffin.
The intruder is entering homes through a ground-floor door or window which is found unlocked, police said.
“The burglaries may occur even when the residents are home,” Lt. Griffin warned.
Besides locking all doors and windows, “residents should also consider the installation of motion detectors for perimeter lights or keeping one exterior light on overnight,” police advise.
Citizens are asked to report any suspicious activity noticed in the neighborhood, especially late at night.
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