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Police Investigate String of Daytime Break-Ins

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Meghan McRoberts

RALSTON (KPTM)- When you think of a break-in happening at a home you might assume it happened at night, in a place that's not well lit or maybe in a bad part of town.

Police say day time break-ins are happening all over town and now they want you to keep your eye out for your neighbors.

"It's kind of surreal you know you see things like that in movies and things like that, just like that really doesn't happen to me," Mitch Larson said.

Larson never thought his home would be broken into. He has lived in Ralston all of his life- with out a single worry

"I come in and a bunch of my stuff is missing."

Recently he came home after work to find several television sets and electronics missing. Most likely after he says someone broke in through an open back window.

"I could see during the week maybe but you don't think on a Sunday afternoon something like that could happen."

Ralston Police said these day time break -ins have been common for the past couple months-especially within a few miles of 84th and Q. Police said thieves break in through windows or doors while people are working, usually anytime between 8 in the morning until 6 at night.

"I think they knew in advance, they knew what they drove and watched them leave and probably knew, and had a schedule. I think it was premeditated."

But it's not just in Ralston. Omaha Police say daytime break-ins aren't uncommon there either. Police were called to a possible break in near 34th and Dodge and even took one man in for questioning Tuesday.

Police said even when you lock up your windows or even bolt your doors, you're still not as safe as you could be.

Larson hopes his neighbors will keep their eyes peeled.

Police urge people to start neighborhood watch groups and report suspicious activity. They also said you should take photos of your belongings in case they are stolen. Make sure to write down serial numbers.

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