Boise police investigate series of residential burglaries

Statesman staffSeptember 12, 2013 

Boise police on Thursday said they were investigating what they said appear to be a series of high-dollar, daytime residential burglaries.

They said the burglaries have been reported throughout the city. Three took place during the past two weeks in the northwest part of town.

Items stolen include jewelry and electronics. Some of the were taken after forced entry, while other burglaries appear to have occurred after a door or garage door may have been left open.

Persons of interest are two men in their low- to mid-20s seen riding mountain bikes. One is described as a light-skinned male, about 5 feet 9 inches and 140 pounds, with sandy blond hair in a ponytail. He was seen wearing a button-down shirt and khaki pants. The other is described as a darker-skinned male, approximately 5 feet 5 inches and 160 pounds, with short, dark brown hair in a ponytail. He was also seen wearing a button-collared shirt and khaki pants.

Neighbors have told police that two men matching those descriptions knock on doors and offer free carpet cleaning to residents. But they quickly leave when people start asking questions.

A white Ford cargo van with California license plates also may be connected to the crimes.

Residents are urged to call 911 if they experience suspicious activity. People with information can contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, log on to www.343cops.com or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236.

Tips can also be made via the Crime Stoppers Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/CSofSWIdaho.

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