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Sewall's Point residents on edge after home invasions

Posted at 11:40 PM, Dec 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-11 08:24:50-05

The Sewall's Point Police Department is investigating several burglaries in a neighborhood Saturday  night.

Some residents said they were now on high alert.

Police said three homes were burglarized and a car was stolen in a neighborhood on Emarita Way Saturday night.

Beverly Jones lives in the neighborhood and she found out about the burglaries after seeing a police officer near her home. 

"I actually went up to him and I said, 'Lost dog? Gas leak?' And he said no actually there were four home invasions. One on your street ... and I was like, 'What?'" she exclaimed. 

Police said two people were actually inside of their homes when the burglaries took place. That has some neighbors on edge. 

"I always lock my doors, I always lock my car," Jones said. "I do have an incredible security system, the dogs, but yes it has me thinking maybe I should take it up a notch." 

She told WPTV they are thinking about having a neighborhood meeting. 

Other people in the area complained about the lack of street lights, but Jones said she's confident the Sewall's Point Police department will keep them safe. 

"Those guys better not come back here. We are going to get them," she said. 

Police are asking people to make sure to keep their homes and cars locked.