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Friday, September 3, 2010

Amherst Police Investigate House Breaks

Attention Amherst Residents: In recent weeks, the Amherst Police Department has been investigating an increased number of house breaks. In many of these cases, the suspect(s) entered residences through unlocked doors and windows. The suspect(s) then proceeded to take various items that were in plain view.

As these breaking and enterings are often viewed as “crimes of opportunity,” Amherst residents are encouraged to take a few precautionary measures to assure that they do not fall victim to these crimes.

Here at the Amherst Police Department, we ask that Amherst residents ensure that doors and windows, vehicles included, remain locked if possible. Simply locking your doors and windows may prevent you from becoming a victim.

Additional precautionary measures should be taken to shield items of high value, such as purses, laptop computers, and other electronics, from areas that can be easily viewed from the exterior of your residence.

The Amherst Police Department encourages you to keep a watchful eye and immediately report any type of suspicious activity in your neighborhood. With your help, the Amherst Police Department can deter potential thieves and hopefully bring these criminals to justice.

Persons with any information are encouraged to contact the Amherst Police Department at 413-259-3000. If you would like to remain anonymous, please use the Amherst Police “Tip Line” at 413-259-3344.

For a list of crimes that have occurred in your neighborhood, please view our Crime Reports Crime Mapping page.

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