Police: Drugs a motivation in Bucks County burglaries
WARMINSTER TWP., Pa. - March 27, 2012 (WPVI) -- Police in Warminster Township, Bucks County say drugs were a motivating factor in a recent burglary spree.
That news came on Tuesday morning as police there released the names and photos of about one dozen suspects.
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Working in conjunction with police departments in surrounding communities, investigators were able to identify some of the people responsible and recovered stolen property.
Police say, in most cases, the burglars would enter the targeted homes by breaking a rear door or window and taking cash, gold and silver jewelry along with small electronics such as cameras and laptops computers.
The burglaries usually occurred during the daytime hours when the homes were unoccupied, police said.
Several burglary cases remain open. Detectives are still investigating and additional arrests are pending. Since these arrests the burglary rate has reduced dramatically.
The Warminster Police are asking that residents be vigilant and report all suspicious persons and vehicles by calling 911 immediately. If a resident believes their residence was burglarized they are asked to leave the house immediately, go to a safe distance and call 911.
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