July 31, 2014

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Burglars heading west for the loot

Burglars have had it pretty good in the western portion of Lorain County of late.

Since Nov. 28, eight homes near Russia Road and state Route 113 have been broken into, and items including jewelry, guns, electronics and cash have been stolen.

The burglaries are similar to two others along Gifford and Gore Orphanage roads in late October, according to Lorain County sheriff’s Capt. Rich Resendez.

And they all could end up being related to the 11 that have occurred during the last five months in the eastern part of Erie County, Resendez said.

“We’re just chasing our tails here,” Resendez said. “They get in, take what they can, ransack the place, then they’re out.”

The burglaries have all occurred on weekdays between 6:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. at homes relatively isolated from neighboring residences, Resendez said.

The burglars likely are knocking on the doors of residences to see if anybody’s home, he said, moving on to the next house if someone happens to answer. In some cases, possessions totaling more than $4,000 have been stolen.

Resendez said there are no suspects, but anyone who sees or hears anything suspicious should contact the Lorain County sheriff’s office at (440) 329-3759.

“We’re just asking the residents to call us so we can check it out,” he said.

Contact Stephen Szucs at 329-7129 or sszucs@chroniclet.com.