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Toledo burglaries on the rise

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Toledo police are asking residents to keep their eyes open and doors locked as they work to solve a series of recent break-ins across the city.

There have been over 20 home break-ins reported over the past few days, and police say the thieves are after anything that can make them quick cash: jewelry, electronics, even air conditioning units.

"They take them to a recycling center and get paid for them," said Detective Gerken of the Toledo Police Department (TPD). "So it's fast, I wouldn't say easy."

Police said the thieves have also been snatching smaller items like TVs, hand guns, jewelry, and video game systems. They can sell the items easily to friends or resale shops.

Barbara Smith, however, said the thieves should stay out of her neighborhood and work hard for what they want instead.

"We're trying to have a safe place to stay, and you know, us neighbors around here, we kinda look out for each other," Smith said. "We just don't like the stuff that goes on with the stealing, and the break-ins."

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