AKRON, OH (WOIO) - A series of break-ins and burglaries in the Akron area have prompted police to issue a community alert.
Nearly one dozen homes were burglarized in about a week and neighbors in the 1200 block of Weathervane Lane say the burglaries are taking a toll on them.
"Emotionally upset. They took paintings that had sentimental value to him" said one resident.
According to cops, the burglars seem to be opportunists. They drive around neighborhoods until the see that right home or apartment that could be obscured by trees or bushes or sits back from the road.
Right now, police are not sure if the crimes are connected or random.
If you have any information on any of the crimes call Akron Police.