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March 22, 2013

They need more eyes, ears

NORMAN — The plea from Midwest City police this week sounded like one we’ve all heard before. Burglars were hitting homes in neighborhoods in daylight hours.

The brazen thieves knocked on the front doors. When no one answered, they simply went around the back and broke inside. Police learned of the tactic from neighbors who witnessed the activity but didn’t bother to alert them.

There will never be enough police officers to watch over our homes and businesses day and night. Law enforcement relies on the eyes of a community to help them.

Police suggest you call 911 at the first sign of anything unusual — an unknown person in the neighborhood, a vehicle that looks out of place in a driveway or on the street, crews loading items from a garage.

The quicker that law enforcement can be alerted, the greater chances of getting a suspected burglar off the street.

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