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Residents warned of rash of burglaries in Wood Co

Homes near the highway are being targeted. Homes near the highway are being targeted.
WOOD COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

TheWood County Sheriff issued a warning Thursday for residents to be on thelookout for suspicious activity in their neighborhood.

Astring of daytime burglaries have been occurring in Bowling Green, Luckey,Wayne and Cygnet.

Thesheriff says many of the burglaries have one thing in common.

"There'sa maroon minivan that has been seen in the area of several of our burglaries,and also one in our neighboring county," said Wood County Sheriff MarkWasylyshyn.

Inaddition, Wasylyshyn says houses next to I-75 are being targeted becausethieves can quickly return to the highway after breaking into the homes.

"Theylike things that are readily turned into cash, so anything – whether it'sjewelry, flat screen TVs, laptops, guns, certainly cash," he said.

Thievesgot away with $410 in cash from a home on Dunbridge. Now neighbors say they'llbe keeping an eye out for anything and anyone out of the ordinary.

"Outin the country, you kind of always have to be watching out for your neighborsand watching out for anything that's unusual for this area," said EllenHatcher. "There's always a chance because everyone thinks no one is around."

Andthe sheriff says it's best to call officials if a resident sees anything unusual.

"I'drather send a deputy 99 times to someone having furnace work done or repairwork done on their house, and have it be nothing, versus the one time someonedoesn't call and it's an actual burglary and we could have caught the person,"he said.

Anyonewith information about the burglaries should call the sheriff's office at419-354-9001.

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