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Big Island police warn residents about rash of burglaries

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KONA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Big Island police are warning the public about a series of burglaries in Kona.

Police responded to nearly 35 burglaries just in the month of September, including 13 along Alii Drive. Many of those were in condominium units and involved unlocked sliding glass doors, according to police.

Police are offering the following tips to prevent any future burglaries:

  • Lock your doors and windows when you leave your home.
  • Don't leave notes saying you're not home and when you will return.
  • Become familiar with your neighbors and their cars.
  • Beware of strangers knocking on doors. They may be burglars checking to see if a house is unoccupied.
  • Don't leave a house key hidden outside your home.
  • Keep your home well lit.
  • Keep trees and bushes trimmed so they don't provide cover for burglars.
  • If you come home and see evidence that someone has been in your home or may still be there, leave the area and call police immediately.
  • Report any suspicious activity.

Residents are encouraged to report any suspicious activity by calling the department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or CrimeStoppers at (808) 961-8300. Tipsters may be offered an award of up to $1,000.

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