Freeport and Brunswick police are investigating a spate of daytime, residential burglaries in the span of a week that have cost homeowners tens of thousands of dollars.

Residents reported two burglaries in the Flying Point area of Freeport and another on South Freeport Road on Monday afternoon. That same day, Brunswick police received a call from a resident on Church Road who said somebody tried to break down his door, but he was home and chased them away.

One of the would-be burglars was described as a thin, 6-foot, dark-haired young man with a crew cut. Witnesses also reported seeing a silver sedan in the area, police said.

Police also are investigating reports of burglaries on July 27 at homes on Route 1 North and on Route 125 in Freeport.

The burglars have stolen televisions, computers, cash, and pieces of jewelry – some of them family heirlooms – while leaving behind other valuables, police said.