Reporter Rob Ryser and Leslie Korngold filed this story about burglaries in Rye:
RYE — Police are urging residents to safeguard their homes when stepping out and to keep an eye on the homes of their neighbors who are away after five houses in the two municipalities were broken into in one day.
No one was home when the burglaries occurred, police said.
The brazen daylight burglaries occurred while residents were out for as few as two hours at three of the homes in Rye and the one in Port Chester on Greyrock North, according to police reports.
The four Rye burglaries happened Wednesday between 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Stuyvesant Avenue, Glendale Avenue, Locust Avenue, and Kirby Lane North, police said. Only one set off a security alarm.
The Port Chester burglary occurred between 9:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thousands of dollars in cash and jewelry were stolen. A rear laundry room door was kicked in, police said.
In Rye electronics and jewelry were stolen. Entry varied from pried open windows to forced doors.
Police in both jurisdictions are working together, Port Chester police said. Capt. John Telesca of Port Chester did not want to assume though that the same people are responsible for all the burglaries.
Rye police encouraged residents to leave lights on and to set alarms. Police also asked neighbors to call 911 or the department’s main number at 914-967-1234 the moment they see something suspicious.