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Police using computer analysis to curb burglaries
Tessier credited the year-old LeadsOnline computer registration program for secondhand stores with helping in the recovery of stolen items and with arrests. Goffstown and Bedford police also have used the Manchester program to help with their burglary investigations.
"A number of suspects were developed, leading to quite a few arrests related to the burglaries and/or the stolen property. Some of these individuals were responsible for multiple burglaries and their arrests led to a drop in those crimes during subsequent weeks," said Tessier.
Tessier said most residential burglaries occur during the day, when no one is likely to be home, and most commercial burglaries are at night, when businesses are closed.
In a burglary on Oak Street Thursday, she said, a couple returned home about 4 p.m. and discovered their home had been burglarized. It appeared the burglar had entered through a window and moved a laptop and small safety to the floor near the open window, but had left the items there. He or she could have been scared off by the family returning. Nothing else was missing and no one was injured.
That's why it's important to keep a list of serial numbers for electronics such as phones, laptops, computer towers and game systems. She said there could be 20 Toshiba laptops on LeadsOnline, but without a serial number there's no way to identify yours.
That is what happened after a burglary early Thursday on English Village Road. Tessier said police who responded to a reported fight involving three men at about 2 a.m. learned a 28-year-old resident, who had heard noise in a bedroom, pursued a man who jumped out of the window and ran from the building, meeting up with another man who had been waiting outside.
But the burglar escaped with a cell phone, purse and wallet from the apartment and was able to use some of the victim's credit cards fraudulently before they could be canceled.
There's no question open windows make burglaries easier. But while warm weather results in windows being left open, Tessier urged residents to take advantage of locking devices that can restrict how far a window can be opened. It's also a good idea not to leave tempting items out in the open and/or close to windows.
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