Rash of burglaries worries Stow residents

Rash of burglaries worries Stow residents

STOW, OH (WOIO) - A series of recent burglaries in Stow have homeowners going over the basics of home security.

There have been at least three burglaries in two upscale subdivisions with one common factor: all of the victims forgot to close their garage doors. In each case, burglars entered the homes through those open garage doors and in two cases stole valuables such as cash, credit cards and electronics.

Kelly Coffey lives in the Call's Farm subdivision, which is the site of two of the break ins. 

"Yeah it was really scary," she said. 

Several of the burglaries have occurred overnight while residents were home, asleep. 

The other subdivision is called Darrow Lake where burglars stole several iPads and even took a package of bacon and a steak. In addition, there have been numerous thefts from unlocked vehicles throughout the city. 

No one was hurt. Police have not made any arrests, but they are advising residents to always lock their homes, garages, and cars-even if parked in the garage. They add that homeowners should keep the area well lit, avoid leaving valuables in cars, and to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity. 

Summit County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible. You can remain anonymous and they will pay the reward in cash anonymously. Call 330-434-COPS (2677) or text TIPSCO plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES)

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