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Rash of burglaries hits city

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By Gayle Deaton

Shelbyville police are investigating a rash of burglaries that have occurred within the past two weeks.

According to a police report, burglars attempted to break into two homes in Osprey Cove between Feb. 16 and Feb. 26 but were only successful in gaining entry to one in the 5000 block of Black Falcon Way.

The burglar apparently kicked in the front door, the report said, and stole jewelry worth $500, as well as other miscellaneous property.

However, an apparent attempt to break into a home on Gray Hawk Drive either failed or was aborted, police said.

A Pearl Street home in Martinsville was burglarized sometime during the morning of Feb 25. The front door was also kicked in and the home was ransacked, police said.

Items stolen include a cell phone, an Xbox, assorted home electronics, and personal papers and identifications.

Police said a witness reported seeing a black Ford Ranger in the victim's driveway during the time frame of the burglary.

Sometime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Feb. 26, a home in the 5500 block of Bell Avenue was burglarized.

According to the police report, the burglar gained entry into this home by breaking a window in the rear of the home. Police said that meant the burglar had to climb a tall wooden privacy fence to get into the backyard of the victim's home. Once inside, the burglar stole more than $3,000 worth of jewelry and several credit cards.