Police warn Federal Hill residents of string of burglaries

Since the end of September the Bristol Police Department has received seven residential burglary complaints in the Federal Hill area. The burglaries have occurred on Blakeslee Street, Bellevue Avenue, High Street, Woodland Street, and Belridge Road. It is believed that the same person/persons are responsible for all the burglaries.
The burglaries have all occurred during the daytime or early evening hours when the residents were not home. Most of them took place during very short time periods between when the residents left their home and returned a short time later. In all the burglaries entrance was gained through a second floor window. In some of the burglaries the burglar(s) used a ladder which had been left outside of the residence by the home owner.
The home owners have reported over $48,000 worth of cash, jewelry, and electronic devices stolen during the burglaries.
Bristol Police are asking residents to secure their homes, including second floor windows, when they go out. They are also asked to put away or secure all ladders when not in use. The public is asked to be observant and report any suspicious activity. Anyone with information that may be related to these burglaries is asked to call the Bristol Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at (860)314-4561.