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Police arrest person of interest in series of daytime burglaries

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Posted at 9:41 AM, Oct 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-14 15:49:56-04
UPDATE: Green Bay Police say they have a person of interest in custody as officers investigate a series of daytime burglaries in the city. 
 
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GREEN BAY, Wis—The Green Bay Police are warning residents of a burglary pattern developing within the city.
 
Over the past 21 days the department has received complaints of 33 burglaries (24 on the east side, and 9 on the west side.) There were also 39 theft from auto complaints (25 on the east side and 14 on the west side.)
 
In reviewing the recent burglaries, the following similarities have been identified:
-Homes have been entered through a cut screen or open window
- The burglaries are happening during the daytime as victims are reporting this when they return home from work
-Currency, jewelry, and small valuables are the most frequent items taken
-Suspects may knock on doors to see if someone answers, until they get to an unoccupied home
 
The community is encouraged to be aware of any suspicious people in their neighborhoods.
 
Police recommend the following crime prevention tips:
-secure and lock homes and vehicles
-watch out for neighbor’s property
-verify the identity and work of people who show up announced at your home to do repairs
 
If you see something suspicious, call police.
 
“As a community, we need to watch out for one another,” said Chief Andrew Smith. “We will work tirelessly until the person(s) responsible for this are caught.”
 
Anyone with information can contact Detective Allcox (east side burglaries) and Detective Weiss (west side burglaries). You can also contact Crime Stoppers at (920) 432-STOP, or on the web at www.432stop.com, or by texting GBTIP plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).