Series of break-ins has Bainbridge Township residents on alert

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BAINBRIDGE TOWNSHIP, Ohio - Bainbridge Township police are urging residents to be vigilant after a series of break-ins that started in late October.

Police Chief Jon Bokovitz declined comment to FOX 8 News on Monday, saying the incidents remain under investigation.

The department's Facebook page shows the first of the reported break-ins happened on Bainbridge Road. Additional break-ins have taken place in the Spring Valley development, the Canyon Lakes development and on Crackel Road.

The department warns the thieves have forced their way into the homes through a front or back door.

Victims report jewelry, coins and watches among the items that have been stolen.

The Canyon Lakes break-in is believed to have happened at 8:15 p.m. when many of the neighbors should have been home.

Neighbors were made aware of it through a neighborhood website.

"A lot of people started putting and re-activating the alarms to their houses, things like that and just telling people to be aware of maybe cars that are going a little slower and may not be a part of the neighborhood," said Celeste Williams.

Police were urging homeowners to be aware of anything unusual in their communities and to report any suspicious vehicles and activity.

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