posted on October 04, 2011 15:48
Batavia Police have confirmed to WBTA News today that two more city homes were raided during the final weekend of September, bringing total city home burglaries to six in the month of September alone.
Police Detective Kevin Czora declined any comment on the sudden rash of break-ins, but he did confirm that these most-recently reported burglaries were at homes on East Avenue and Trumbull Parkway, on the city's northeast side. About $150 in cash was taken from the East Avenue residence; residents on Trumbull Parkway were able to chase off the burglar before he could steal any property.
This sudden spate of burglaries follows a summer-long rash of thefts at local businesses, and several reports of home burglaries outside the City of Batavia in Genesee and Wyoming counties.
Police spokesman Eric Hill says it’s difficult to get inside the burglars’ heads.
"There's any number of different reasons why this would occur...I can't speculate as to why the suspects decided to make these burglaries," Hill told WBTA News. "Could be anything from crime of opportunity, to something drug-related if they were looking for money."
Batavia Police continue to review evidence in the cases. No arrests have been made.
Police continue to ask citizens: if you see anything specific, simply call 9-1-1.