Elk Grove Police: Thieves Breaking into Homes through Unalarmed Top Floors

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More than two dozen homes in Elk Grove have been broken into since October.

Monday night, a home on Buckminster Drive was the latest break-in. Police say the crooks are using things found on the property to gain access to the top floor of the home. Mainly because most people don’t put home alarms on their top floors.

Ladders, trash cans, stepping stools and open windows are the main things these criminals are looking for.

Once in, they take their time ransacking the top floor only stealing money, jewelry and other small valuables before fleeing through the bottom floor setting off the alarm.

Police say that gives the criminals plenty of time to get away because after an alarm is sounded police are not notified for at least five minutes. So far they have no suspects, car description or leads.

If you see someone lurking around your neighborhood police urge you to call them. It is also advised people get alarm systems on their top floors, put ladders, trash cans and other things criminals can use to climb on in your locked garage.

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