EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSBURGLARIES FRUSTRATE WOMAN
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Chesapeake Woman Frustrated By Burglaries; Type Of Crime On The Rise
Reported by: Kallie Cart
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Jan. 8, 2013 9:20 AM EST
Updated: Jan. 8, 2013 11:05 AM EST
Chesapeake , Kanawha County , West Virginia
They're not the biggest crimes -- crooks getting way with what they can usually carry.
But they often take with them your sense of security, and for homeowners, it's frustrating.
Cheryl Ireland knows that all too well.
She lives in Chesapeake in Eastern Kanawha County. Last Wednesday, someone busted in her back door. Her security system scared them away. She said the alarm went off at 7:31 a.m., shortly after she left for work. At 7:32 Monday morning, her alarm went off again. This time someone had busted in the front door. They took off with jewelry, which she said has more sentimental than monetary value. She is frustrated and said she doesn't know what to do.
"It's frustrating that we work for what we have, and I can't afford to get my door fixed and now they've busted out this one (the front door) and I have to get it fixed. I guess I'm just going to have to stay home from work until they're fixed," she said.
Ireland suspects the burglars may have come through a hole in the fence behind her house. Her neighbors in Chesapeake also have been hit in the past few months. The chief of police said because of manpower, there are certain hours during the day when no officers are on duty and the thieves seem to be striking during those hours. He said they are working to fix that issue.
But again, police departments throughout Kanawha County say they also are seeing an increase in these type of crimes. They blame drug addiction.
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