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A rash of burglaries in Miami Township has residents on alert

By Dan Wells – bio | email

CINCINNATI (FOX19) – Miami Township police are on the hunt for burglars.

"It's that time of year again when we're starting to see and increase in vehicle break-in and thefts from garages," said Sgt. Al Fatute with Miami Township Police.

Police say when garage doors are left open, golf clubs, tools and even beer becomes a target.

"It ranges anywhere from telephones, iPods, laptops, purses anything of value, we have had a number of cases where kids are probably breaking into steal change out of a consol," said Sgt. Fatute. "On average through the winter months we may see nine or ten in a month, but in the month of April we have seen that double or triple that, we may see nine or ten in a single night."

Sgt. Fatute says Miami Township Police have arrested two juveniles who have confessed to ten car break-ins, but there are still more crimes left unsolved.

Authorities are now encouraging residents to be vigilant in locking up valuables.

If you live in Miami Township and want to get the township's e-mail safety alerts, you can sign up by calling the township at 513-248-3725.

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