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Open windows bring fresh air and burglars in Manchester

June 19. 2014 2:05PM

MANCHESTER — Screens were cut on windows at two North End residences earlier this week, allowing a burglar to get inside and steal jewelry and weapons.

The first burglary happened at the home of Jed Warner, 36, of 284 Webster St., located behind the Webster School.

The home was broken into sometime during the day on Tuesday by a burglar who cut a screen on an unlocked window. Once inside, the burglar took an assortment of jewelry.

Police said a neighbor saw a "suspicious" man in the yard during the day. The man is described as white, 20 years of age, about 5-foot-10 and with a medium build. He was carrying a black backpack.

The second burglary happened at the home of Kim Sieper, 44, 1125 Chestnut St., near Linden Street.

The home was broken into during the day by someone who cut a screen on an open window. A handgun, large tactical knife and some body armor were stolen from the residence.

The homes were minimally ransacked and police said an assortment of other valuable property, including electronics, was not disturbed.

Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to call police at 668-8711. Anonymous tips for cash rewards may be made through manchestercrimeline at 624-4040 or online at .

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