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Petaluma Experiences 4 More Burglaries

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Petaluma police said a rash of burglaries over the last several months continued with two commercial and two residential burglaries Thursday and this morning. The commercial burglaries occurred between 9 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. today, Lt. Tim Lyons said. Someone forced open the front door of the Adobe Beverages and Deli in the 1400 block of South McDowell Boulevard, took some merchandise and tried to steal an ATM machine, Lyons said.

While on the scene of the burglary, officers discovered someone forced entry into the Casa Del Palma Mart in the same shopping center and stole a safe, Lyons said. Police are reviewing surveillance video from the stores, Lyons said. The residential burglaries occurred in the daytime Thursday on opposite sides of Petaluma, Lyons said. One was on West Haven Drive and the other was in the 1400 block of McGregor Avenue, Lyons said.

One of the residences was entered through an unlocked window, Lyons said. There were three commercial burglaries last weekend and 41 commercial burglaries since August, Lyons said. Police are urging residents to report suspicious persons or activity, lock their homes when they leave and pick up newspapers and trash cans so it doesn’t appear someone is not home.

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