Southaven subdivision battles daytime burglars

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SOUTHAVEN, MS (WMC-TV) - Residents in Southaven's Ross Pointe subdivison gathered in a common area Tuesday night to discuss the recent rash of burglaries in their neighborhood.

A dozen break-ins have been reported there since early August, and most have occurred in the last two weeks.

The brazen burglars, who strike in the middle of the day, popped the lock on resident Sherry Miller's back door three weeks ago.

"They took guns, TVs, DVDs, jewelry. The boys Playstation II and all their games," she said.

The latest burglary happened on Labor Day when someone busted open the back door of a home while the family who lived there made a run to Wal-Mart to buy charcoal.

Many of the homes don't have a garage, so it's easy for burglars to know who's home and who's not.

"We're really beginning to think it's people we see everyday that we just wouldn't think would do it," Miller said.

Southaven police, who are already on increased patrol in the subdivision, suspect the same.

"Somebody who knows the neighborhood and can get in and out, 'cause there's not but two or three entrances into this neighborhood," said Lt. Jerald Wheeler.

If you have any information about these crime, call the Southaven Police Department.

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