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Concord police investigating five daytime burglaries

The police say five Concord homes were broken into Friday, all in the same abrasive and rushed manner.

Concord police Lt. Tim O’Malley said the homes were entered with a “tremendous amount of force,” likely all between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

“There was a lot of splintering, a lot of indications that this wasn’t somebody who quietly pried (the door) open,” O’Malley said. “It was either kicked or battered down.”

While the police can’t conclusively say the incidents are connected, jewelry was taken from four of the homes. At the fifth residence, the owner’s jewelry box had been under a pile of clothes at the time, making it likely the intruder didn’t see it, according to O’Malley. One resident reported a computer being stolen.

Two of the burglaries occurred on Snow Street in Penacook while the others took place on Clinton Street, Iron Works Road and South Street, the police said. Because the homes are not in walking distance to each other, O’Malley said the police believe the intruder may have been traveling by car. He asked that anyone who saw a suspicious vehicle in one of those neighborhoods call the police.

“If we get a make or description of a vehicle we could put at two different locations, that would give us a starting point for a possible suspect,” O’Malley said.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Concord Regional Crimeline at 226-3100.

(Tricia L. Nadolny can be reached at 369-3306 or tnadolny@cmonitor.com or on Twitter at @tricia_nadolny.)

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