Updated: 09/03/2014 5:43 PM
Created: 09/03/2014 5:24 PM WHEC.com
Home owners in Gates are being asked to be extra vigilant tonight. Police say they're investigating a series of home burglaries and attempted burglaries.
Overnight, police say someone tried to enter homes in these neighborhoods and in two cases, the suspect actually got inside.
Police say they have seen these break-ins over the last few weeks but most recently they believe in the middle of the night suspects are going up to a home and ringing the doorbell to see if anyone is home. If no one answers, they try to enter the house from an open door.
Police say last night there were several attempts at break-ins along several roads off of Howard Road.
Investigators say the suspects pushed in air conditioners in the back or side of the homes and crawled in through the window, taking things they could grab quickly, like TVs, phones and computers.
Police say if in the middle of the night you hear your doorbell ring and you aren’t expecting anyone, call 911 immediately. The same thing goes if you hear strange noises inside you home.