PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Over the course of the past two weeks, police have seen a rise in the frequency of burglaries concentrated in two neighborhoods of the city.
Break-ins aren't new to any urban environment, but Lt. James Sweatt of the Criminal Investigation Division says these all follow a similar pattern. The burglar or burglars will cut through window screens to enter the house during the day. They are occurring mainly in single-family homes rather than mutliplex buildings.
Cash, jewelry and electronics are the most common items stolen. Police say the best way victims can hope to retrieve their stolen electronics is by etching their names or placing stickers as identifiers on the items.
Portland police suggest anyone interested in tracking the burglaries to go to mapnimbus.com. Once there, click on "Select Agency," then select Portland, Maine. You can then zoom into Munjoy Hill, as well as other neighborhoods in the Greater Portland area.