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November 8, 2012
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Carbondale police warn of home, car break-ins

CARBONDALE, Colorado - The Carbondale Police Department is investigating several burglaries involving homes and vehicles that were reported Monday and Tuesday nights, and are advising residents to be on the lookout and to take precautions.

Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling reported that a resident on Euclid Avenue came home about 6 p.m. Tuesday to find two burglars in the home, one brandishing a weapon.

"Both suspects fled the scene and there were no injuries," Schilling said in a press release.

About 45 minutes later, a home on Vito's Way in the Hendrick Park neighborhood was broken into and items were taken. Suspects also attempted to enter a third home in the area, he said.

Two vehicles were also reported stolen, one at Cleveland Place, which was recovered in Glenwood Springs Wednesday morning, and another Monday night on North Eighth which has not been recovered, Schilling said.

Several vehicle break-ins were reported around the same time on North Eighth Street and in the vicinity of Euclid and Lincoln. In one case, the vehicle's owner interrupted the burglary and the suspects fled after taking some items, Schilling said.

He said the victims all described two Hispanic males in dark-colored hoodie sweatshirts as the suspects in the break-ins. Both males are described as 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-10 inches tall, one with an average build and the second with a slightly larger-than-average build.

"The homes and vehicles that were broken into were left unlocked, and one of the stolen vehicles had the keys left in it," Schilling said, reminding residents to lock their homes and vehicles and to not leave valuables unattended.

Anyone with information on any of the break-ins or stolen vehicles is asked to call the Carbondale Police Department at (970) 963-2662. Suspicious activities should be immediately reported by calling 911.

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