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3 homes in Trafalgar area burglarized


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Three homes less than 6 miles apart were burglarized, and police are investigating if at least two of the break-ins are related.

The same vehicle — described as a grey or white truck — was spotted at two homes about a mile apart in an area north of Trafalgar.

A gun, television, air rifle and video game system were stolen from a home in the 2000 block of West County Road 300S, and about $1,500 worth of jewelry was taken from a home in the 2900 block of State Road 135, according to a report from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.

At a third home in the 1800 block of Nineveh Road, which is about five miles away from the other two homes, someone stole a shotgun, a report said.

The homes on County Road 300S and State Road 135 were burglarized after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, which is when the homeowners went to work. Exactly when the home on Nineveh Road was burglarized was not known, so police are not sure if all three burglaries are connected, Sheriff Doug Cox said.

“They’re all very close, but typically burglars will hit one or two homes and then they disappear,” Cox said. “Very seldom do they hit three or more homes.”

A woman noticed a truck slowly drive by the home on County Road 300S a couple of times around 8:30 a.m. Monday. A neighbor of the home on State Road 135 noticed a truck parked in the driveway, and another neighbor noticed a truck and wrote down a license plate number, which police found was an expired license plate, the report said.

Anyone who sees a suspicious vehicle in their neighborhood should immediately call 911, Cox said. Anyone that has information about the burglaries Tuesday can call the sheriff’s office at 736-9155.

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