Avalon Police continue their investigation into several burglaries this month that resulted in forced entries into homes. Burglars have been targeting various electronics items inside these properties, including flat screen televisions.

“We want to advise the public that these burglaries have taken place in Avalon, and remind residents and homeowners to make sure their properties are secure”, said Avalon Police Chief David Dean. “Our neighbors in Stone Harbor have experienced similar types of crimes much like those that have occurred here in Avalon”.

The burglaries began in Avalon on October 9th when a home located in the 600 block of Seventh Street had a burglar alarm activated during the early morning hours. Nothing was taken during this burglary because the alarm scared the perpetrator away. Last week, a local plumber discovered that a home experienced a forced entry burglary in the 100 block of 58th Street. Some homes located along the 5800 block of Ocean Drive were also broken into, with various electronics items being taken.

 The Avalon Police Department reminds residents and homeowners to take various measures to ensure the safety and security of their homes. They include:

 *Ensure burglar alarms are in working order, and turned on

 *Lock all doors and windows when possible

*Keep an eye on neighbors’ properties, especially those that are unoccupied

*Report any suspicious activity immediate to the Avalon Police Department