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Crimestoppers warns residents about rise in burglaries

(WICS)

As Springfield Police investigate several burglaries across Springfield, Crimestoppers is issuing tips on how you can keep yourself from becoming a victim.

You should always keep doors to your home and vehicle locked.

Officer also say using security lights or lights activated by motion can deter burglars.

Police say these measures make your home a more difficult target for anyone trying to break in.

Crimestoppers coordinator Mike Badger says the number of burglaries has risen in the past couple weeks.

If you see any suspicious activity around your neighborhood you should always call police.

If you have any information on the recent burglaries, you can contact Crimestoppers at 217-788-8427.

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