Nampa police officers have increased patrols as they investigate nine residential burglaries in subdivisions south of Iowa Avenue and west of Midland Boulevard during the past two months.
The burglaries have occurred at different times of the day, including night and early morning hours when residents are home, Nampa Police Chief Craig Kingsbury said Friday.
“The best way to protect your home is by locking all the doors and windows prior to leaving or going to bed,” Kingsbury said.
It appears that the burglars have gained access through unlocked doors, and possibly through locked sliding glass doors, to take take personal items including cash, electronics, purses, wallets and credit cards, police said.
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“The police department has been closely monitoring this activity,” Kingsbury said. “We have increased patrols in and around the neighborhood, and we encourage residents to phone dispatch regarding any suspicious activity.”
“Lock your doors, windows, and other access points in the evening,” Kingsbury said. “Be sure to close open garage doors and leave outside lights on during the night. A wooden rod, cut to the appropriate length, can be placed in the track of sliding glass doors to help prevent them from being opened from the outside.”
Residents who see suspicious activity are asked to call police at 465-2257.