July 10, 2013

Scarborough police investigate early morning burglaries

By Gillian Graham ggraham@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

SCARBOROUGH — Police are investigating the early morning burglaries of sheds and a car in the area of Ryefield and Foxwell drives.

A resident of Foxwell Drive called police at 6:12 a.m. Wednesday to report she saw a man trying to break into her shed.

"She opened the door and yelled at him and he took off," said Detective Sgt. Rick Rouse.

Responding officers found two other sheds in the Ryefield Drive and Foxwell Drive area that had been broken into. The owner of a shed on Ryefield Drive reported a chainsaw, leaf blower and weed whacker were stolen. The items are valued at $400.

The owner of a shed on Foxwell Drive that was broken into reported a saw and weed trimmer, valued at $60, were missing. A car on the same street was broken into and a $90 GPS system stolen, according to police.

During the K-9 track, police officers found all of the stolen items except the chainsaw were hidden under some bushes. 

The man seen trying to break into the shed was described by a witness as a white man, about 6 feet tall, wearing black shorts and a gray hooded sweatshirt, Rouse said.

Rouse said the burglaries are "odd" because they occurred during daylight at a time when people are getting ready for work or are out walking and running.

Anyone who saw something suspicious in the area is asked to call the detective bureau at 883-6361.

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