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Police are warning residents to be on alert after homes were burglarized Wednesday.
In an email Thursday morning, Town and Country police stated that the Wednesday burglaries took place between 11:30 a.m. and 7:15 p.m.
The first burglary happened in the 13000 block of Conway Estates between 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 pm. and the second crime was attempted at 7:14 p.m. in the 1800 block of South Mason Road, according to investigators. French doors in the back of the homes were reportedly pried open in both instances.
"The Conway Estates house was ransacked with jewelry stolen, but the alarm was set off when the suspects pried the door of the Mason Road home so no entry was made," the police alert stated.
Authorities said the Conway Estates home also had an alarm, but it was not turned on. Residents were not home at the time of the incidents.
Police are now searching for an older black SUV that a neighbor said pulled into the driveway of the Mason Road home just before the attempted burglary.
Police sent out the following points regarding burglaries in Town and Country over recent months.
1) Some of the burglaries have occurred soon after the residents leave their house, indicating that the suspects may be in the immediate vicinity and are watching for someone to leave. Make special note of unfamiliar vehicles or subjects in the area and call 911 if you observe suspicious persons in your neighborhood.
2) If you have an alarm system, activate it. Many of our burglaries involve houses equipped with systems that are left off.
3) With the price of gold, jewelry and silverware are the primary targets. Make your valuable gems inaccessible to intruders. If your bedroom, bedroom bath and dining area were ransacked, what valuables would the criminals find?
4) Call immediately upon observing suspicious persons or vehicles in your neighborhood. In the latest burglary a black or dark colored SUV was observed.
Anyone with information on these or similar crimes is asked to contact Detective Lieutenant Kranz at (314) 587-2860 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residents can call 911, or the at 314 737-4600, if it's not an emergency.
Anonymous tips on the burglary can also be called in to St. Louis Regional CrimeStoppers at 866-317-TIPS (8477) or 314-725-8477.
*Please contact Local Editor Gabrielle Biondo with any questions regarding the above report.
*EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was corrected to reflect that the Conway Estates home had an alarm, but it was NOT turned on.