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Concord police investigate five daytime burglaries

The police said five Concord homes were burglarized, all in the same forceful and rushed manner, over the course of one day last week.

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

One resident reported a computer being stolen.

“There was a lot of splintering (on the doors), 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.”

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. Three of the homes were broken into through back doors. While the intruder pushed down two front doors, those homes had enclosed porches making the entrances not visible from the road, the police said.

Because the homes are not within walking distance of 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 these crimes 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 @tricia_nadolny.)

Why did the same story run twice?

A web version of this story was posted as breaking news yesterday morning. This is the print version published in today's newspaper, which is why it's marked "Published in print: Thursday, April 11, 2013." Sometimes stories get updated for the print edition; other times, when there is no additional information available, the two versions are similar. We don't take down the original web version because if we did, and especially if it had a comment on it, someone for sure would claim conspiracy.

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