Police investigate Clifton Park burglaries

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CLIFTON PARK — Police are seeking the perpetrators of a string of burglaries in July and are urging area residents to stay vigilant.

The break-ins, according to state police, happened in the Lapp Road area. Items stolen included antique items, jewelry, purses and wallets.

At the suggestion of investigators, area homeowners installed cameras around their houses for added security, in case the individuals returned, according to police.

Police are seeking the public's help to identify the people seen in this image, captured by a trail camera in Clifton Park. PHOTOGRAPHER: PROVIDED PHOTO

Police are seeking the public’s help to identify the people seen in this image, captured by a trail camera in Clifton Park.
PHOTOGRAPHER: PROVIDED PHOTO

A representative for the state police could not immediately be reached for comment on Tuesday. It was unclear when exactly the burglaries occurred or how many homes were hit.

State police were attempting to identify a group of people captured in an image on one of the trail cameras.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the state police at 518-783-3211.

In the meantime, police recommend homeowners lock their doors whenever they leave their homes, set timers on lights while away from home, keep bushes and other landscaping trimmed to eliminate hiding places, illuminate dark areas in yards at night and report any suspicious activity in the neighborhood to police.

In December, a pair of homes were burglarized during daylight hours in an area of town that was not identified by police. About five years ago, a string of approximately 17 burglaries occurred in the Country Knolls North subdivision.