Ontario County Sheriff's Office investigating recent home break-ins in Victor

Updated: 01/27/2014 5:57 PM
Created: 01/27/2014 4:28 PM WHEC.com

There’s a warning for homeowners in Victor. The Ontario County Sheriff says they are investigating at least a dozen home break-ins. The sheriff says this has been happening for the last few months, but most recently in the neighborhoods between High Street and Victor-Egypt Road.

The sheriff says there are two types of break-ins they’re seeing. One type is in the middle of the day and the other type is in the middle of the night while people are home. Both of which he says are pretty bold.

In the middle of the day break-ins, the sheriff says the burglars are hitting homes between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., kicking in doors and using a pillow case to grab valuables quickly and then leaving. While that is obviously enough to scare homeowners, the night time break-ins are what really have them frightened because they are home at the time. The sheriff says people are entering homes or garages through open doors and taking cash or anything they can sell quickly for cash. This is all while people are sleeping.

The sheriff says these people are not looking for a confrontation. But one homeowner says her whole family is nervous.

Stacey Griffith, of Victor, said, “We’ve talked to the kids a little about it. My kids are 10-years-old, six-years-old and 16-years-old. They were all a little nervous going to bed each night making sure things were locked up.”

Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero said, “Larcenies, obviously, don't want to get caught. People that will do it at this hour of the evening are pretty confident that, they know people are there, but they are optimistic they will be asleep, and not realize they have entire the residence. These people are not entering the homes with confrontation on their minds, they want to avoid confrontation.”

The sheriff says it is important if you hear or see anything in your neighborhood unusual to call 911. There have been a few arrests in connection with break-ins in Ontario County, but the investigation is still open.


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