Crime

Burglars broke into Star homes by cutting or removing window screens

Star police are looking for whoever broke into two homes through window screens and took jewelry in June and July.

In both cases, thieves removed or cut through screens to enter during daylight hours when no one was home, according to the Ada County Sheriff's Office, which includes Star police.

The first break-in happened June 19 on North Nebula Avenue, north of Star City Hall, during the day when the homeowner was gone, ACSO reports. Someone took off a screen and entered through a kitchen window to steal a wooden jewelry box and a necklace.

The second reported burglary happened between noon and 2 p.m. July 2 at a home about a mile away on West Lake Rose Street. Thieves cut through a window screen and got into the home, where they stole some diamond earrings, other jewelry and a jewelry box that contained some cash.

In both cases, victims said the windows should have been locked and secured. Detectives interviewed neighbors who did not notice any unusual activity at the time.

Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to call Star Police through Ada County Dispatch at 377-6790.

The sheriff's office reminds residents that the best way to prevent being a victim of theft is to keep homes and cars locked and secure at all times, the sheriff's office.

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