TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Police in Town and Country are warning residents to be on the lookout for suspicious vehicles or people after two homes were burglarized on Wednesday.
According to reports, the first burglary happened in the 13000 block of Conway Estates between 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. The second happened at 7:14 p.m. in the 1800 block of South Mason Road.
In both incidents, French doors in the rear of the homes were pried open. The Conway Estates house was ransacked and the homeowner reported jewelry had been stolen. Police said the house had an alarm, but it was not activated.
When the burglar or burglars pried the door open at the home on South Mason, an alarm was tripped. A neighbor told police they witnessed an older black SUV pull in the driveway around the same time the burglary was reported.
Over the past several months, Town and Country police have been investigating and noticed a few common themes. They report some of the burglaries have occurred soon after the residents leave their house, indicating the suspects may be in the immediate vicinity and are watching residents’ activities.
Police are asking all residents to make special note of unfamiliar vehicles or subjects in the area and call authorities immediately.
The primary targets in the burglaries have been jewelry and silverware, officials said.
Lastly, police are urging residents with alarm systems on their homes to activate them every time they leave. In some cases, burglaries have occurred at homes equipped with security systems, but they were turned off.
Anyone with information or similar reports, please contact either Detective Lieutenant Kranz, (314) 587-2860; firstname.lastname@example.org or the anonymous tip line of the St. Louis Regional CrimeStoppers at 314-725-8477 or 866-371-8477.