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Tucson police: Burglars targeting vacant homes

Tucson police are warning residents of a midtown neighborhood about burglaries in vacant homes. (Source: KOLD News 13) Tucson police are warning residents of a midtown neighborhood about burglaries in vacant homes. (Source: KOLD News 13)
Tucson police are warning residents of a midtown neighborhood about burglaries in vacant homes. (Source: KOLD News 13) Tucson police are warning residents of a midtown neighborhood about burglaries in vacant homes. (Source: KOLD News 13)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Thieves are targeting homes that are vacant rental properties or are being remodeled.

Tucson police say in a post on nextdoor.com, there were a couple of burglaries last week.

One of the burglarized homes was in the Garden District neighborhood in the 1600 block of N. Columbus Boulevard near East Pima Street.

This may be a crime targeting midtown right now, but any home in any neighborhood in southern Arizona could be a target.

Here are a few things the Pima County Sheriff's Department suggests to protect your home:

  • Build a strong relationship with your neighbors.
  • Invest in a security or surveillance system, if you can.
  • Secure your doors and put lights on a timer.
  • Take part in or start a neighborhood watch group.
  • Finally, take pictures of valuables and record serial numbers.

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