By: Lauren Fabrizi
The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office is investigating a home burglary near Bennet.
Sheriff Terry Wagner said there's been four home burglaries in a span of about three weeks. The latest was near 120th and Roca Road.
Arthur Kuhr has been living in the area since 1976. He said this is the first time something like this has happened to one of his neighbors.
"It makes us nervous because we're a little isolated at times," Kuhr said.
Sheriff Wagner said the home was broken into Monday morning between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The burglar got away with more than $17,000 in jewelry and electronics.
Wagner said in most of the recent burglaries, the front door was kicked in and things like jewelry and televisions were stolen from the master bedroom. He said those are indicators that all cases could be related.
"The same type of entries gain, the same type of items were stolen," Wagner said. "So we're looking at that as a strong possibility."
The sheriff said it's important to lock both storm doors and deadbolts, and to get to know your neighbors.
"If they know you and you know them, you'll know what kind of vehicle they drive, what their schedule is and if somebody's there at times other than they should be," Wagner said. "Then hopefully that'll just be a better situational awareness for your neighbors."
"We'll just keep things locked up, and just be careful who we let know where we're at," Kuhr said.
The investigation is ongoing.
If you see a suspicious vehicle in your neighborhood, or have a suspicious person knock on your door, call the Sheriff's Office at 441–6500.