Baldwinsville (WSYR-TV) -- Burglars are supposed to break into your home when you’re away on vacation, right? Not always. Some families in Baldwinsville learned the hard way that burglars can also break in while you’re asleep in your bed.
Baldwinsville resident David Boudreau is used to a peaceful stroll around the block with his young son. But this week, his normally quiet village street got a pre-Halloween scare.
“To have a neighbor’s house broken into, while she was home and not to be detected, was disturbing,” Boudreau told NewsChannel 9. “[They] went right to her back door and took money out of her purse.”
Police say Boudreau’s neighbor wasn’t the only one whose home was broken into.
“The majority would have been on Walnut and McCarthy, breaking into houses and cars,” said Baldwinsville Police Officer Robert Thibault.
The burglar struck at least five houses and 10 cars, police say, taking advantage of unlocked doors last Thursday night.
“It was between midnight and six a.m…for the most part, rifling through wallets and purses and taking money,” Officer Thibault continued. “We're following leads right now, but we're looking for the public's help to let us know if they saw anybody or anything suspicious in the area.”
Police have subsequently stepped up patrols.
Police say burglars usually pick homes that aren’t well lit, so having a motion detector can be a big plus. And remember to lock up, even if you plan on being out for just a short time. Many burglars don’t have time to break a sweat to break-in and usually look for unlocked doors and windows.
Baldwinsville Police are asking for your help. If you saw anything that could help in this case call them at 635-6808.