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Burglaries investigated in Shenango Township area

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FARRELL, Pa. - Southwest Regional Police are advising residents in parts of Mercer County to keep a sharp eye out for suspicious activity in their neighborhoods.

Police Sgt. William Hite tells 21 News that his department has been investigating a rash of home break-ins and burglaries in recent months.

Sgt. Hite reports three burglaries over the past two weeks, and seven over the past two months.

Hite says that burglars have gained entry through windows and unlocked doors, taking electronics and jewelry from homes.

He says the targets are mostly working class neighborhoods where residents are away during daylight hours or working in their yard.

Shenango Township Secretary Treasurer Lynette Beck sent out an email alerting residents to the burglaries.

Beck says homes in the Bedford, Hubbard-Middlesex, Metz, Sharon-Bedford, and Sieg Hill areas have been victims.

She also advises residents to secure their property by locking doors, garages and vehicles. She also suggests that people consider locking up valuables such as jewelry and guns.

Sgt. Hite says people should report suspicious activities occurring at their neighbor's homes, and be on the lookout for suspicious vehicles that are pulling in or out of driveways not common to the neighborhood.

He says suspicious activity should be reported to 9-1-1.

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