Police warn of burglaries in Falmouth, Freeport, Cumberland and Yarmouth

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FALMOUTH — Police in Falmouth, Yarmouth, Cumberland and Freeport are investigating a series of home burglaries that began in January.

Falmouth Police Lt. John Kilbride said there have been nine burglaries, which occurred approximately every four to five days. Items stolen have included jewelry, electronics and money.

Police believe the suspects enter homes through unlocked doors, generally at the rear. In some cases, they knock on doors and, if they encounter a homeowner, ask for directions or a fictitious person, according to police.

Police said residents should lock their doors, alarm their homes, stay alert to their surroundings and report suspicious activities. Police also recommend residents record serial numbers of high value belongings and take photographs of valuables.

Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to contact police at 829-2210 in Cumberland; 781-2300 in Falmouth; 865-4800 in Freeport, and 846-3333 in Yarmouth.

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Police released this composite sketch of a man suspected of burglarizing homes in Falmouth, Freeport, Cumberland and Yarmouth.

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